How to Turn Android Phone into a Wifi Extender

Hello, Please let me know that how to turn android phone into a wifi extender. I am facing some issue of connecting in this extender. Help me.
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With the advanced technology and everyday innovation, it does not come as to surprise that an Android phone can be turned into a Wifi extender as nowadays everything seems to be possible especially when it comes to electronic devices and technology.

The method that can be used to turn Android phones into Wifi Extender, first is by FQ Router2 but the only problem with this method is that it has not been updated in several years and it only works on 2% of modern devices if you are lucky enough.

So it's better to go for the second method which is Netshare-No-Root-Tethering as it is an app that deserves to be on the first page of Google Play and unlike the others it works on various devices.

It's just that you need to follow all the steps of the method and you will be successful in turning an Android phone into a Wifi Extender.

Here’s some method to Turn Android Phone into a Wifi Extender. Follow them:

Method 1: FQRouter2

This method will probably work on only 2% of modern devices, but it’s worth a shot if you’re one of the lucky few. FQRouter2 has not been updated in several years, and it was designed for older Android devices. In fact, it was actually developed to bypass Chinese government firewalls, so Chinese netizens could watch Youtube videos etc., through its built-in VPN.

Nowadays a problem is that an Android phone needs to have WiFi repeater capable software – which a huge majority of modern devices do not. They used to in the Android 4.4 days, but then manufacturers realized they could make some extra bucks by stripping out wifi repeater technology and replacing it with a mobile hotspot, which consumes your data connection.

If you used an old Android KitKat device. Then, your device also needs to be rooted for this app to work.

Start by downloading the FQRouter2 app, and start it. Wait for it to load, and now click the ‘Full Power’ button. It will then show you with new options: Free Internet and WiFi Repeater.

Ignore the ‘Free Internet’ button, this was originally developed as a method of sharing proxied, non-restricted internet to other devices in China, like an uncensored wifi hotspot. You want to activate your WiFi connection on your Android device and click the ‘WiFi Repeater’ button.

Now you have to go into FQRouter2 Settings, and click ‘Setup’. This will provide you to set up the SSID/password of the wifi network, similar to Mobile Hotspot. 

Warning: Do not click on the ‘My Wifi is Broken’ button. This will delete all of the saved networks and passwords on your device. However, after setting up the FQRouter2 hotspot, you should be able to connect with another device.

Method 2: Netshare-No-Root-Tethering

It is an app that deserves to be on the first page of Google Play – Netshare-no-root-tethering. This app needs to work on a majority of devices, unlike FQRouter2, but the drawback is that the VPN connection combined with WifiDirect technology makes the connection very slow. It's fine for browsing Facebook and checking emails, but don’t plan on downloading any games over this connection – however, the developer has promised to address the speed issues in future updates.

First of all you have to install the Netshare app on your Android device, and then follow the guidelines below depending on what other device you will be sharing with.

In case you are sharing the wifi with another Android device:

  1. Install the Netshare app on both
  2. Go to the Netshare app on the first device that will be sharing wifi.
  3. Press the ‘Share internet connection’ checkbox. It will provide you with a group SSID and password.
  4. Start the Netshare app on the second device, and connect to the SSID with the password from Netshare.
  5. Allow the VPN pairing dialogue on the second device, if you get one.
  6. Then Browse

Follow the Guidelines if You Connecting the WiFi with a Desktop / Laptop Computer:

Follow the same guidelines as above we discussed, except you are not installing Netshare on the computer. You want to do is start the Netshare app on your Android device, press the ‘Share internet connection’ button, and connect to the SSID on your desktop/laptop.

  • And for Windows users, Open Control Panel > Network and Internet > Internet Options.
  • Click the ‘Connections’ tab at the top of the Internet Options window, and then click the ‘LAN Settings’ button at the bottom. Now check the box for ‘Use a proxy server for your LAN’.
  • Set the address and port like this: Address:, Port: 8282
  • Click OK, and you’re all set to surf.

TIP: If none of the Methods have resolved the issue for you, we recommend using Restore Repair Tool which can scan the repositories to replace corrupt and missing files. Most of the time this works, where the issue originates because of system corruption. Restore will also optimize your system for maximum performance. 

These are all possible methods to Turn Android Phones into a Wifi Extender. So. I hope now you will be able to do it.

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