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How to convert Android phone to WiFi repeater?

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I want to convert my android phone to a wifi repeater programatically and without rooting the phone. Can anyone help me with this?

Any help would be great (not looking for manual change of phone to HotSpot, or adding network but to do it programatically)

posted Jul 14, 2014 by Rameshwar

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It requires changes in a WiFi stack and also depends on a hardware, because different hardware uses different WiFi stacks. So I think it's not possible.

There is some solutions that can build mesh network by android phone, f.e. The SPAN Project. But it requires root on android phone and of course not all devices are supported by this solution.

answer Jul 14, 2014 by Dewang Chaudhary
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The main problem here is to make multi-hop connecivity. It could be possible if Android has supported WiFi Ad-Hoc mode. But Android doesn't support Ad-Hoc natively and default supported WiFi modes (client (STA), WiFi Direct), can't do this.

answer Jul 14, 2014 by Vijay Shukla
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