6 Best Hotspot App For Android 2018

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6 Best Hotspot App For Android 2018

1. PdaNet+

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“Version 5.10 has major changes, MUST read below before updating.

1. Windows side also need updating from http://pdanet.co/install
2. Original WiFi Hotspot feature remains in the separate FoxFi app if you still need it, just install from Play Store. You can also find previous (4.19) version of PdaNet+ at http://pdanet.co/install/old
3. New location permission required by Android due to WiFi scan API call.

Please be aware that with no root access there are technical limitations of what an app can do. We try our best to offer the “most convenient solution possible” for sharing phone Internet but it may not be an “ideal” or “universal” solution (e.g. a normal WiFi Hotspot). It may not work for particular devices.

=====WiFi Direct mode (new!) ====
PdaNet+ now comes with a completely new “WiFi Direct Hotspot” feature that works on all Android phones 4.1 or later. It allows you to connect computers and tablets to your phone using WiFi BUT it will require you to either install our client app or setup proxy depending on what device you are connecting to the phone. You can activate “WiFi Direct Hotspot” in PdaNet+ then tap the “Help!” button for detail instructions.

*If your Windows computer does not see the hotspot during pairing please do two things: 1. Restart Hotspot on the phone.
2. Click on “Show All WiFi Direct Hotspot”. It will verify if your adapter supports 5Ghz.

====FoxFi/WiFi Hotspot Mode (the old) ====
The original WiFi Hotspot feature remains in the separate FoxFi app if you still need it. It has ceased to function on many newer phone models due to carrier updates. Even when it works, your hotspot usage may still be metered (see plan 2 below). WiFi Direct Hotspot could solve both issues. However the new feature is not meant to support game devices, TVs or TV streaming devices.

=====USB Mode=====
USB mode works on all Android phones (except for some ZTE/Alcatel models). It allows connection from Windows or Mac. In addition, there is a “WiFi Share” feature that can further turn Windows into a WiFi Hotspot so that you share PdaNet Internet with other devices.

*If your phone is not recognized by your computer after connecting USB, please see http://pdanet.co/driver

=====Bluetooth Mode=====
You can use Bluetooth mode to connect Windows. Although WiFi Direct mode is preferred.

=====Do I need this software?=====
The PdaNet software has been around since the first Treo smart phone in 2003. With over 30 million downloads in total, it must be something that everyone needs, right? Well…it really depends on the kind of data plan you have for your phone. There are 4 kinds of data plans from most carriers:

1. Your data plan (limited or unlimited) does not allow you to turn on the mobile hotspot feature on the phone (it prompts you to call your carrier).

2. Your data plan is unlimited and you can turn on mobile hotspot from your phone to use it. But hotspot usage is “metered” against a cap (say 5G/month). After that the speed will be throttled to a crawl. (FoxFi can’t avoid this!)

3. Your data plan is unlimited, and you can turn on mobile hotspot from your phone with unlimited LTE usage and no throttling cap. This plan does NOT exist or not intended. But we have seen loopholes on some phone models to allow it.

4. You data plan is limited and it allows you to turn on mobile hotspot from your phone. The mobile hotspot usage goes under the same data plan limit.

If your plan falls under 1 or 2, you will need to use PdaNet+. If your plan belongs to 3 or 4 then PdaNet+ will not make any difference. If you are unsure what plan you have, it won’t harm to always use PdaNet+.

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Free edition of PdaNet+ will have timed usage limit, otherwise it is same as full version.

Sprint and AT&T may not allow you to install our app from Play Store, please install the apk file directly from http://pdanet.co/install or install from the computer side.”

2. FoxFi (WiFi Tether w/o Root)

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“A new WiFi Direct solution (free update) is now added to PdaNet for connecting computers or tablets in addition to USB tether. The legacy WiFi Hotspot solution remains in FoxFi. If the legacy FoxFi feature still works for your phone, it is still the best solution for sharing phone Internet since there is no limit on what kind of devices you can connect.

======(New)WiFi Direct Hotspot=======
This new WiFi Direct feature in PdaNet 5 allows you to connect WiFi mode from computers or tablets. However unlike the old WiFi Hotspot, it will require you to either install PdaNet on the connecting computers/tablets or set up proxy settings. Use this feature if you are no longer able to turn on WiFi Hotspot, or if your WiFi Hotspot usage is being metered when you already have an unlimited data plan.

======(Legacy)WiFi Hotspot=====
Android 7.0 (Nougat) or later no longer allows the old WiFi Hotspot mode even for Verizon phones. Please refer to PdaNet instead for alternative solutions.

Due to lockdowns through each phone system update, the old WiFi mode will only be allowed on a short list of compatible devices. As of 11/2016, IN GENERAL:
—Android 7.0 (Nougat) or later no longer allows WiFi mode even for Verizon phones.
—Verizon Samsung phones (S3/4/5/6/7/Edge, Note 2/3/4/5 etc.) , Verizon LG phones (V10, G2/3/4/5 etc.) and Verizon Sony phones (Z2/Z3) are supported by Android versions up to Android 6.0/6.1.
—Verizon HTC phones (M7/8) will only work on Android 4.1 ~ 4.4.
—Verizon Motorola phones will only work on Android 4.3 or below.
—AT&T Samsung phones will only work on Android 4.2 or below.
—Other carriers/phones will only work if they still have Android 4.0 or below.
—Straight Talk phones will only work if it uses Verizon and are compatible with the above.
—For all other phones, use USB mode or Bluetooth mode instead.

*To get around lockdowns on WiFi mode FoxFi may prompt you to install a certificate on your phone, this will cause the Android system to enforce a screen lock and show a security message in notification. For more detail and steps to remove screen lock please visit http://pdanet.co/wifi.
*If you receive a message asking for a “password for credential strorage” this is due to a bug in the Android system. Please see steps to clear this message at http://pdanet.co/wifi

Free edition will turn off after timed usage limit but you can turned it back on, otherwise it is same as full version.”

3. Speedify – The VPN for Live Streaming

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“Whether you live stream for a living or simply join the occasional Zoom Conference, Speedify can provide a more stable and reliable streaming experience.

Speedify’s unique channel bonding technology allows you to use Wi-Fi, Cellular, Ethernet, Tethered Phones, Starlink, and Satellite connections at the same time to optimize performance.

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4. Portable Wi-Fi hotspot

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Turn on Portable Wi-Fi hotspot
Improve your mobile computing experience.
Simple and fast.

**Before running the application configuration is required.
SETTING: Settings->More..->Tethering & portable hotspot->Set up Wi-Fi hotspot
https://support.google.com/android/answer/182134

Rename or secure your portable hotspot

You can change the name of your phone’s Wi-Fi network name (SSID) and secure its Wi-Fi network when it’s acting as a portable hotspot.

Go to Settings > Wireless & networks > More > Tethering & portable hotspot.
Make sure Portable Wi-Fi hotspot is checked.
Touch Configure Wi-Fi hotspot.
The Configure Wi-Fi hotspot dialog opens.

Set your name and security options as follows:
Change the Network

TO USE: Just touch Portable Wi-Fi hotspot icon on / off

*Subscribing to smartphone data plan is needed for users of some telecommunication firms.

5. Mobile Hotspot

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“This hotspot , which has also a widget, will allow you to turn on the portable wifi hotspot on your android smartphone with a touch. It is easy to use , total free and you can create your personal hotspot.

How to use

1) Share Wifi Hotspot with many people without password and Activate your wifi hotspot

2) Share Wifi Hotspot with password.
– Type your Wifi HotSpot name.
– Type your password.
– Click save button.
– Activate your Wifi Hotspot.

TESTED DEVICE
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SAMSUNG
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GALAXY S DUOS,S3600, S2,S2 PLUS,S2 SKYROCKET,S3,S4,S5,S5 MINI,S6,S6 EDGE+,S7,S7 EDGE,S8,S8+,S9
GALAXY J1,J1-ACE,J1-MINI PRIME,J2,J2 PRIME,J3,J3-PRIME, POP,J3 EMERGE,J5,J5-PRIME,J6,J7,J7-POP,J7-PRIME,J7-NEO
GALAXY NOTE-2,NOTE-3,NOTE -3 PRO,NOTE-5,
GALAXY A3,A5,A6,A6-DUO,A7
GALAXY TAB 3,TAB 3 X70L,TAB 3 VE 7.0,TAB 3 LITE,TAB A,TAB A 7.0,GALAXY TAB E 8.0,TAN E 9.6
GALAXY TREND 2
GALAXY STAR PLUS,STAR 2 PLUS
GALAXY YOUNG
GALAXY AVANT
GALAXY CORE,CORE-2,CORE PRIME
GALAXY GRAND PRIME,GRAND PRIME PLUS,GRAND NEO PLUS,GRAND DUOS,
GALAXY WIN
GALAXY ACE STLE
GALAXY SM-J337A
SAMSUNG GALAXY C9
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LG
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LG K20 PLUS,K3 NOTE,K4,K5,K7,K10
LG G2,G3
LG STYLO 2, 2 PLUS, 3 PLUS
LG LEON 4G LITE
LG X STYLE
LG ESCAPE 3
LG TRIBUTE DYNASTY
LG ARISTO
LG E F60
LG STYLO 4
LG L70
LG G STYLO
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MOTOROLA
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MOTO G6
MOTO E
MOTO X
MOTO C,C PLUS
MOTO G
MOTO G4 PLAY

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HTC
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DESIRE 816
DESIRE 510,526 G+,820 G PLUS,
ONE M8,A9
6735M
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HUWAIE
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P8 LITE,P9 LITE,P10 LITE
HONOR 6X,7X
MEDIAPAD T737
Y336-UO2,Y3II,Y3III,Y5 PRIME 2018,Y5II,Y6II,Y7 PRIME 2018
COPPER PLUS
FIG LX1
HUWAIE Y336-U02
HUWAIE P SMART FIG-LX1
HUWAIE Y360-U23 (HWY360-U
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LENOVA
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A6 DUO,A163H,A1601,A210 7A,A37F, A3300,A390,A6000,A6600,A6600 PLUS,A7000,
P70
K5
TAB3 730 X
TB3-710F
LENOVA Z2 PLUS
LENOVA A2016a40
LENOVA VIBE K6 POWER
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XIOMA
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REDMI 4, 5 PLUS
MIA1,MI MAX,MI MAX2
REDMI NOTE 4
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ZTE
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Z717VL,Z812,Z833,Z959,Z956,Z MAX PRO
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ALCATEL
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5056A,5027B,ALCATEL 4060A
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OTHER
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COPPER PLUSPLUME P4 PLUS,MITO T89,ENERGY XL,ELEMENT 5,M5 LITE,VIVO Y53,TECNO L9 PLUS,ZTE Z916BL,KARBONN TITANIUM K9 SMART,BLU STUDIO XL_2,BLU DASH M2,ACER GT-810,GIONEE,
ZTE JASPER LTE,ITEL S12,LAVA IRIS_ATOM_X,SONY XPERIA XA1 ULTRA,PANASONIC P 55 MAX,G FIVE,A1-713(ACER),OPPO A37f,SONY XPERIA E4,ZENFONE_GO(ASUS),REEDER P12,L-ITE 506R HD (L-ITE506RHD)
,BILLION CAPTURE,OPPO CPH1723,NOKIA2,NOKIA 6″

6. Hotspot Control

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“Hotspot Control is a tiny app that enables or disables Portable Hotspot functionality of Android. Usually you could just do this in Android settings, but on some devices this option is hidden, or only works if you have a SIM inserted.

Hotspot Control does away with those requirements, assuming that the hotspot functionality itself is actually still present and operational on the device. Rooting is *usually* not required.

THIS IS NOT DESIGNED TO BEAT YOUR CARRIER’S TETHERING PROTECTION, OR LET YOU TETHER FOR FREE – For some people it does (it depends on how that protection is implemented) but this is not what the app was made for. It’s no use complaining that it doesn’t do this for you. This app is designed to circumvent some issues when setting up a *local* hotspot so your devices can communicate with eachother, *not* with the internet (though that also works on several devices).

You can configure the access point (hotspot) name and password, encryption used is alway WPA2 AES + TKIP, to keep it simple.

On some devices that do not have a cellular data connection capability (like the Nexus 10) the hotspot will not give out IP addresses – the app will auto-detect this situation and fix it, but root is required for that option. Note that without root on these devices, the connected devices can still communicate if you configure their IP addresses manually, but that is something for the advanced user.

I personally need this to create a private network (even without a SIM, and thus without an actual *internet* connection) in the field between a number of my devices. Some genius at Samsung decided that my Note II shouldn’t create an access point if no SIM is present – I beg to differ! Maybe someone else has use for this as well.

For discussion and questions, see the thread on XDA: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2230848″