How to use Android Phone as WiFi Repeater

use Android Phone as WiFi Repeater

Nowadays, the Internet and broadband connections are widespread in every home. However, there might be some issues that give you a bad experience with your broadband or wireless connection. It mainly includes several problems such as bad connection, weak signal strength, and range problems. Most of these issues are related to the range capacity of your router. But we have a solution for that. This guide discusses how to use Android Phone as a WiFi Repeater. Useful if you do not want to invest in a costly repeater, and can use a spare Android phone as a wifi repeater.

For those who don’t know, the Wi-Fi repeater is used to extend the signal coverage area of your Wi-Fi signal. It works by receiving your existing Wi-Fi signal, amplifying it, and then transmitting the boosted signal. But this feature is not available for all Android devices, but many of the leading manufacturers always include this feature in their smartphone models.

Steps to use Android Phone as Wi-Fi Repeater

You can easily convert your Android smartphone or tablet to a working Wi-Fi repeater for accessing the data in long ranges. Follow the steps mentioned below to do that. Some OEMs pack their devices with this feature integrated with the custom skin. But you can still use this feature on other devices with some tricks. We should depend on third-party apps to establish an extended connection and build an Android wifi repeater. Below are the best apps for that.

  • NetShare no root tethering app
  • Netshare – Extend Wi-Fi network app

They both are Android WiFi repeater apps.

1] NetShare no root tethering app

  • Download and install the ‘NetShare – no-root-tethering’ app from the Google Play store. This app is used for creating Wi-Fi repeater networks.
  • Launch the app from the home screen; then, you will find a tab named Share internet connection, click, and enable that setting.
  • Now you have successfully enabled the Wi-Fi repeater feature in your Android phone. You can now connect to this Wi-Fi network using the same network password or access key.

Netshare wifi repeater app

2] Netshare – Extend Wi-Fi network app

  • Download and install ‘Net Share – Extend a Wifi network to all devices’ app from the Google Play Store. It is the second option, in case the first app fails to establish the connection.
  • Just like the above app, this one also requires you to enable internet sharing. For that, tap on the button named start sharing. 
  • This app will show you some vital information related to your connection. It includes the SSID, Password, and network security. Use these details to connect on other devices.

netshare app

These are the best apps to establish an extended Wi-Fi network. It helps you access the network even if you are far away from the primary router location. However, these apps receive the original signal and amplify it to its range. You will have to use the unique proxy settings to access the internet with the extended network. Each app suggests its method to set up the proxy, follow them accordingly to connect to the original network successfully.

Let us know if these apps worked for you and helped you to fill the blind spot in your area by extending the original WiFi source.

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Akhil G

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