pesonal hotspot turns off phone wifi since lollipop :(

andyjayjay

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Hi,
since upgrading to Android 5 last week when I activate the personal hotspot on my Nexus 5 this now automatically turns off the wifi connection and only shares the 3G/4G connection-this has only happened since upgrading to andriod 5.0 last week-
before the upgrade I could share the phone's wifi connection without using mobile data and I used to be able to create a temporary hotspot for guests using the nexus and my wifi connection without giving them the wifi password, but now it steps down to 4G and uses my mobile allowance :(

I asked nexus support and they said:
"This type of bridge is not allowed anymore because the original design is just to do thethering just sharing a 3G or 4G mobile data service and because when you have a 3G o 4G data plan unlimited as some times some companies had in the UK, many people use to use their phones as routers"

any ideas if there may be any workarounds ? this was a really useful feature i used to use all the time
thanks !
 

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