Dev feature - enable Wi-Fi coverage extend feature, Android 9, 6t

  1. dwfmba Cupcake Nov 3, 2018

    dwfmba, Nov 3, 2018 :
    What's the deal with this? toggling it in doesn't seem to do anything.

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  2. Risino15 Cupcake Nov 13, 2018

    Risino15, Nov 13, 2018 :
    I was just about to post this. I think it should enable you to have hotspot and wifi enabled at the same time. But it does not work for me either.

  3. Kenny_Vleminckx Eclair Nov 27, 2018

    Kenny_Vleminckx, Nov 27, 2018 :
    When you enable this option, connect to a WiFi network, go to the network settings, click the gear icon next to your connected WiFi network then click the pen on the top, drop down 'advanced options' and click 'extend wifi coverage'.
    Now your phone acts as a WiFi extender.
    Haven't used it much but I would suspect this to have an impact on battery usage...

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  4. Risino15 Cupcake Nov 27, 2018

    Risino15, Nov 27, 2018 :
    I see. Thanks for explaining

  5. Jmets Gingerbread Apr 24, 2019

    Jmets, Apr 24, 2019 :
    with this setting once you have enabled the desired network to be extended do you have to turn the hotspot on for it to work. because when i turn on my hotspot the wifi automatically turns off

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  6. Kenny_Vleminckx Eclair May 22, 2019

    Kenny_Vleminckx, May 22, 2019 :
    then: no, obviously

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  7. Jmets Gingerbread May 22, 2019

    Jmets, May 22, 2019 :
    does this feature work for you?

  8. Shabbir bombay Cupcake Jun 3, 2019

  9. joshuabarrow221 Cupcake Jul 22, 2019

    joshuabarrow221, Jul 22, 2019 :

    So I understand this merely functions as a WiFi repeater, not a true hotspot with its own security protocols and name/password, correct?

    Are there any plans to allow for wifi >> phone >> hotspot >> other device sharing? This is a feature of Samsung devices, for instance, and has been of immense use to me in the past while traveling for an extra layer of security and convenience (no entering passwords multiple times for multiple phones and laptops with for the family).

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