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    Default Using android as wifi extender?

    Hey all,

    I work on a remote site and live in a Donga (A portable bedroom)
    These Donga's have thick walls and i can barely get our camps wifi, let alone any Phone signal.

    I have noticed that my mobile phone can get a medium wireless signal strength if i place it on the window cill and it got me wondering if it could be possible to use my android phone as a wifi repeater so that i could use the internet on my laptop inside my Donga.

    Long story short, is it at all possible to have my Android phone connected to a wifi network, and then my laptop tethering with the android phone but using wifi data and not cellular?

    I have searched the internet and have found a few results but they are all pretty vague, i am of course willing to root my phone if required
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    Default Re: Using android as wifi extender?

    Welcome to the forums.

    That's a rather neat idea but not one I've heard an android being used for. After browsing the Google Play Store I only saw a , which is not what you're looking for. Perhaps our community members may have an idea how this could be achieved for you without getting a traditional WiFi extender.
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    Default Re: Using android as wifi extender?

    I did a bit more research and found something called
    which while it does a few things it apparently does what i am looking for, however i tried it on my dads spare Samsung but it didn't work, or at least i had no idea how to set it up properly.

    EDIT: looks like i need to root the phone to get access to the router feature, im not going to do that to my dads spare but i have a HTC One Mini on order so ill be itching to try it out on that
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    That's nifty. Good find. Keep playing with it.
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