1. ricoramiro's Avatar
    I get my phone's Internet via WiFi. Not Mobile data. When I turn on my phone's hotspot, I lose the WiFi connection. It turns off automatically.

    How can I make it so that doesn't happen and I can share my WiFi connection with my computer?
    08-21-2016 05:16 PM
  2. ricoramiro's Avatar
    Does anyone know the answer to this question?
    08-24-2016 05:04 AM
  3. sfoLAX's Avatar
    Hello. Welcome to Android Central.

    No. Seperate things, aren't they?

    The phone's hotspot allows you to tether it's mobile data to another device like a pc.

    Maybe you want to hide the laptop / pc from the wifi connection, but the phone is allowed. Is that what you mean?
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    08-24-2016 05:09 AM
  4. sfoLAX's Avatar
    Or the wifi isn't working on the pc, so you want to use a cable ?
    One solution is a cheap, old usb wifi stick. Doesn't have to be the latest and greatest, you just need the software. I had that problem.
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    08-24-2016 05:17 AM
  5. ricoramiro's Avatar
    Thanks for your reply! I want to be able to share my wifi connection on my phone with my pc. I don't have mobile data on this phone only Internet. I get the Internet connection on the phone via wifi, but I can't share it because the wifi disconnects when I turn on the mobile hotspot. :-(
    08-24-2016 08:53 AM
  6. Almeuit's Avatar
    The hotspot uses the wifi radio in the phone to make the hotspot. You cannot have your phone on wifi and use hotspot at the same time. If you want to tether the wifi connection from the phone it would have to be a USB or BT tether.
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    08-24-2016 08:58 AM
  7. ricoramiro's Avatar
    Thanks Almeuit! I'll try the USB tether.
    Almeuit and sfoLAX like this.
    08-24-2016 09:18 AM

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