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How to host a LAN network?

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Master_W, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. Master_W

    Master_W Newbie
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    I have a rooted tablet with CyanogenMod 11 installed.
    I want to host a WiFi network so that a friend and I can connect to it and play Minecraft together while on the road. I'm able to host a network using fqrouter, but only when the tablet is connected to a working WiFi connection. My problem is that I can't host a network while the tablet is offline. All I want is the local network, not an internet connection.

    Is there any way to accomplish this?

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  2. Slug

    Slug Check six!
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    Not that I'm aware of, no. Afaik Android devices can only act as wifi access points, not servers. They can't create their own network, only share an existing one.
  3. Master_W

    Master_W Newbie
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    So I can't create a WiFi network without being connected to a working router? I'm able to create a network if I'm connected, but when I'm not connected none of the apps I have tried will allow it. I'm able to do this on my jailbroken iPod Touch via PDANet, but I'd like to do it with my tablet as well. I tried installing the Xposed framework and using the "Fake WiFi" module to try and trick the apps into working, but it didn't do anything.
  4. Master_W

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    Again, I only want it to function as an AP mode hotspot so that other devices can connect to it and play Minecraft PE over LAN.
  5. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I know FQ Router is actually a VPN app, not a network server, because it's what I use sometimes for when I want to look at Facebook or something.

    Minecraft, doesn't that have to be connected to the Internet anyway, so it can access the Mojang servers that run it. I tried Minecraft a few months ago here in China, and couldn't make it connect. It's not officially available in the PRC.
    #5 mikedt, Oct 8, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2015
  6. Master_W

    Master_W Newbie
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    Well fqrouter can be used as a WiFi extender, I've used it several times for that purpose.
    To play online Minecraft PE, yes you do have to have internet, but you can also just play with people connected to the same WiFi network as yourself, even if there is no internet service attached to it.

    Anyway, I've looked all over and haven't found any type of solution, so I've pretty much just given up. I was able to get something working with my old jailbroken iPod touch and PDANet though.

    This thread can be marked as closed, thanks to those who replied.
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  7. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Useful information here actually. A "jailbroken iPod touch", I suppose any jailbroken iOS device will work then.

    Interesting note about this on PDAnet's website: http://www.junefabrics.com/iphone/
    "Apple has not accepted PdaNet into the App Store since it avoids your carrier's tether plan." Apple doesn't wish to upset the carriers no doubt.
    #7 mikedt, Oct 9, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2015
  8. glc

    glc Android Enthusiast

    There are mini routers that will do what you want.
    Look up:
    Verbatim Media share
    Kingston MLW62
    RAVPower RP-WD02
    2PRCO P2R-100
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  9. If your tablet supports WiFi hotspotting, then that will work. Open up a WiFi network on your tablet, then turn off data and tell your friend to connect to it. When in Minecraft, tell him to connect to (or whatever your tablets ip would be on that network.
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