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Can I use an Android phone as a Wi-Fi repeater?

Can we use an Android phone as a Wi-Fi repeater?

Imagine situation when you can access a weak Wi-Fi signal from a free hotspot (coffee shop) signal near window, but want to work in the middle of the room. Then we can put the phone on the window sill to spread the signal over the entire home.

Is it feasible?


Yes you can, Either you can use your android device as portable hotspot or use a cable for tethering. There is an app named fqrouter2 which turns the androiddevice into Wi-fi extender. Launch the app, and turn on the Wifi Repeater.

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The answer is yes, there is an open-source project available that does exactly that.

To quote:

It is a software designed to help you by-pass Great Firewall of China (GFW). Different from similar softwares, it is designed to run as router instead of running as a client installed on some device. Being router means, you can have one thing (Android mobile phone, for example) running fqrotuer, then other devices can just connect the wireless network created by fqrouter.

Blog: fqrouter Source: fqrouter

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