Can I use an old HTC Wildfire as a wireless repeater or extender?

Zoran N July 9, 2013

So… I have an old HTC Wildfire (Android 2.2.1). I would like to use it as wireless repeater/extender for my TP-Link router. I know that this phone has the option to be a “portable hotspot”, but it seems that work only with 3G (mobile) Internet.

Can I somehow do this: turn on the Wi-Fi on my HTC; connect it to my home router; than at the same time, turn on the “hotspot” on my HTC, so that it can simultaneously receive signal from router and send signal, to other mobile devices, that are far from router?

  1. Dalsan M
    July 10, 2013 at 7:44 am

    You could try this app, though it was meant for the Chinese to circumvent access restrictions to websites. It does have a Wi-Fi repeater option. You could also try turning on the Wi-Fi hotspot feature on the phone, if it has one, but you have to make sure the data connection is turned off in the settings. Not sure if it works, but I found information here: If you don't have a WiFi tethering app, you can download free ones like Open Garden WiFi Tethering. If these do not help, there really isn't much else out there that I can find to suggest to you.

  2. Frank P
    July 9, 2013 at 1:00 pm


    you will have to modify the firmware for the device. you can't have wifi and hotspot enabled at the same time, its not possible. you can maybe bounce the signal off a netbook or laptop by sharing the connection if your using windows os.