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Same Android smartphone as hotspot and connected device to same itself hotspot. is it possible?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by knowthatknownothing, Nov 28, 2020.

  1. knowthatknownothing

    Thread Starter

    Hi folks! I'm newbie here and I've a big problem that I hope someone can help me to solve it!
    I need to use my android smartphone as hotspot, sharing my mobile internet to connected devices but at same time I need to use same smartphone also to connect it, as WiFi, to the same hotspot!!
    Why?
    Because I've some device (eg. Oculus Quest VR and clean robot) whose apps need (force!!) to have connected Android smartphone where the app is installed, to the same WiFi network of the device!
    Eg. I'd like to cast my Oculus on the app that I've installed in my android smartphone or I want use my clean robot throw the app installed, again, in my android smartphone but I can't because those apps don't see my smartphone connected to same WiFi network (of course!! My smartphone is hotspot to allow those apps to use internet and be devices connected to same network!! So how could my smartphone be also a WiFi Android device connected to itself??)
    So, if I use my smartphone as hotspot, I can't use it also as WiFi connected device to the same hotspot!
    I know, is tricky but I really need it because I don't have a typical home internet so I only use my mobile internet in hotspot throw my android smartphone. So I don't want pay for to buy an extra, new, device hotspot and new internet connection just because some app force me to use itself with the device(Oculus VR, clean robot..) only into same WiFi network with internet!!
    I also tried to use a second Android smartphone (without second SIM card with internet, just the phone) with netshare app installed on it but I'd share internet from my primary Android to netshare and also connect my primary Android to WiFi to secondary device to satisfy app needs. I tried it but I didn't able to share internet.
    It's creepy!
    Is there a way?
    Please help me
    Thank you
     


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  2. Brian706

    Brian706 I like turtles!
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    I don't believe it's possible. Pretty sure it's a hardware limitation and no device is set up to work like that.
     
  3. Deleted User

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    I think the only option you have is to find a cheap MiFi device that will work with your carrier / network, or is unlocked. I need one to use a Chromecast on my older plasma tv, and I don't have home wifi either. You can put your sim in the mifi unit or buy a seperate sim.
    More info if you want to go that way.
     
  4. MrJavi

    MrJavi Android Expert

    I can think of only one possible workaround but it require a root device , Xposed and a module called "Fake WiFi".

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  5. Xavier Black

    Xavier Black Android Expert

    Funny I was trying to do the same two days ago..because first of neither do I have wifi at home..and I'm not going to pay for that extra when I already have it inherent in my data plan that I'm already paying for to begin with(even my service provider wants to make an extra buck out of me, you & them)..

    I played with it almost the whole day through..

    I even created a "new network" around my area from my Note5..so my Note4 and my other divices connect and share that in that way they can work together..but that network is not viewble
    not in my Note4 or other devices..just in the one I created from(the Note5)..

    What @MrJavi (he is the man of the goog goodies) says sounds very interesting..but a little dangerous for someone who doesn't know what he is doing(that would be me!!!..lol..but I'm tempted because I need that sharing connection)..
     
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