Can I use my Nexus4 as a wifi repeater?

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  1. albo23

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    Basically my laptop is mediocre and refuses to connect to my schools wifi. My Nexus 4 does connect to my schools wifi.

    I tethered a data connection from my N4 to my laptop and it works fine but it sucks a lot of data. Is there a way I can tether WiFi (not mobile data) to my laptop from my N4?

    I try and use the built-in tether but it forces itself onto my data plan in order to tether, I want to stay on my wifi.
     

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  2. Mikestony

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    Welcome albo23.!!
    So let me see if I understand this correctly:)
    Your Nexus is connected to wifi just fine, therefore not using and mobile data.
    Now you want your computer to connect to your Nexus, which is using the schools wifi, because your computer stinks at connecting direct to the schools wifi?
    I think I understand yes?
     
  3. albo23

    albo23 Member
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    Correct, thanks.
     
  4. SulkyAndroid17

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    Do you need to use wireless tether? I don't think you can use wireless tethering while connected to a WiFi network. Even if you can, I imagine the phone would get really hot. You should be able to turn on WiFi and tether using the USB data cable. I do it this way all the time.
     
  5. tcrimsonk

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