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    Hotspot a VPN for Android

    Hey there,

    its an eeePC 1005HA
    Atheros Wireless Card
    I got VPN working, so i can use the cable to connect to the dormitory internet. Then i establish a hotspot, i also tried the ad-hoc method with mac adressess.
    in the as-hoc version the android does the 'SAVED' thing (WEP password) and during hotspot the android is 'obtaining ip address' forever.
    Do i need to tweak some VPN settings on that phone? my fellow tenants told me, they dont use VPN software on their phone; but they mostly use wifi-routers instead of a laptop.

    Many thanks in advance!
    Last edited by alexander46; March 8th, 2021 at 01:07 PM.

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    Re: Hotspot a VPN for Android

    Hi
    Since yesterday I'm using the same kind of trick.
    Even the huge /etc/host file of the hot spot PC is active for clients.
    VPN is nordvpn and mainly used to watch foreign countries IPTV.
    One bad thing with nordvpn is that using system monitor you can see
    that it adds about 60% to the data passing through.
    Depending on the order the VPN and hot spot software were started and
    the privilege of the users who did it results may vary.

    PS : As far as nordvpn is concerned there seems to be a big drawback:
    Once a client is connected to the VPN protected hotspot DHCP refuses
    any other.
    May be there is something I don't understand as this is quite new to me.
    Last edited by hk42; March 8th, 2021 at 07:27 PM.
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    Re: Hotspot a VPN for Android

    I can't help, since I don't understand what you are trying to accomplish, but WEP has been deprecated since 2005. It is easier to crack a WEP passphrase than it is to look it up. WEP is not secure or even close to secure.
    WPA2 should be used these days and even it was cracked in 2018 if strong passphrases aren't used. https://www.zdnet.com/article/new-wi...rds-with-ease/
    Even WPA was cracked in 2008. https://www.zdnet.com/article/resear...in-60-seconds/
    Mods: I tried to link only to news articles about the problems, not step-by-step guides.

    I'm confused what a VPN has to do with connecting to a dorm internet. I'm so confused. All wifi should use a VPN, since none of the popular wifi methods are secure. I use a VPN for the wifi inside my home. In 2003, when I was deploying wifi inside a corporation, we required VPN be used with a 2FA key-fob device to ensure the data connection was secure.

    Maybe if you spell out what you are trying to accomplish, someone can help? I had a eee laptop years ago, so I'm not unfamilar with it. Mine had 2G of RAM and an Atom N270) CPU. It could play videos at 600p resolution and less. No hidef video because the onboard GPU didn't have any video decoding built-in. For the time, it was a good solution. I replaced it with a relatively cheap Chromebook running Ubuntu which was probably 5x faster.

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    Re: Hotspot a VPN for Android

    [ill come back to this on the weekend]

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    Re: Hotspot a VPN for Android

    Quote Originally Posted by hk42 View Post
    Hi
    PS : As far as nordvpn is concerned there seems to be a big drawback:
    Once a client is connected to the VPN protected hotspot DHCP refuses
    any other.
    May be there is something I don't understand as this is quite new to me.
    PS2 : If the client is using a fixed IP it doesn't seems to be affected
    Happy user of Ubuntu-20.04 on a Beelink BT3pro mini PC

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    Re: Hotspot a VPN for Android

    So what i want to achieve is, connect my smartphone to a wifi thats been established by my eeePC.
    The ethernet comes from the dormitory socket and goes into the eeePC by cable.
    My eeePC has to be registered at the internet provider and i have to use a VPN connection on my eeePC to access this internet.
    I then tried some methods to set up wifi, using my eeePC as a 'router'.
    So far i failed to connect my smartphone to that visible wifi that i successfully created with the eeepc.
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    Re: Hotspot a VPN for Android

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    Re: Hotspot a VPN for Android

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    Re: Hotspot a VPN for Android

    Quote Originally Posted by alexander46 View Post
    ... ... should i maybe restart the topic in a new thread?
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    Re: Hotspot a VPN for Android

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