How do I preview my mobile game via a WIRED connection?

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Post » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:55 pm

There is an issue with my router or wifi preventing me from previewing.

Is there a way to preview by plugging my phone into my laptop?
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Post » Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:12 pm

Kenthria wrote:There is an issue with my router or wifi preventing me from previewing.

Is there a way to preview by plugging my phone into my laptop?


I don't think there's one. Well, you can use your phone's data connection by opening the hotspot.
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Post » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:18 pm

hotspot would allow testing bypassing my router?
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Post » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:14 am

Kenthria wrote:hotspot would allow testing bypassing my router?


I don't know what you mean by that, but, if you open your hotspot connection by using your phone. Your PC and your phone will have the same connection. Sorry!
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Post » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:44 pm

Kenthria wrote:There is an issue with my router or wifi preventing me from previewing.

Is there a way to preview by plugging my phone into my laptop?


What mobile OS do you have? iOS, Android, WP, ... - and what OS is on your laptop?

Depending on which constellation of OSs you got, normally theres always a way to build a tethered connection between your phone and your laptop/computer (not sure about Samsung, Sony, ... devices - they don't even know what they are doing on mobile market - so that feature may be disabled without rooting it).

If you got your tethered connection built up via micro-USB/Lightning/whatever-cable, run 'ipconfig'/'ifconfig'/whatever-command-outputs-your-computers-IP on your desktop/laptop and write down the IP dedicated to the tethered network (not likely the 192.168.x.x- address which is normally your home-network). Enter that IP on your mobiles browser while its beeing tethered and see what happens.

This will be a direct-access onto your device. Maybe you also have to adjust the selected port on your desktops/laptops firewall (if any is configured). Keep in mind that this is _not_ comparable to a WAN-remote-connection - some things might not work - or will work but later not.

Best practice for you could be possible resetting your home-router and reconfiguring it properly.

Have a great day,
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# Edit: if you are running Windows 10 on your laptop: go to Settings (the metro-app-ish one) and enter "Hotspot" in the search bar. There you got the menu "Change mobile hotspot settings" - just hit the on/off switch to activate an ad-hoc network from your laptop (if your WIFI-card supports this!). SSID and its password are displayed in the middle of the page (to change those you have to disable the hotspot and re-enable it after doing changes). This is possibly the easiest way.
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