Transfer data from one device to another - android

so I have created two separate apps, one acts as a client & the other acts as a server. Both devices are connected using hotspot:

Connection between the devices is successful. For transferring data from the server to the client, I am using the below code:

    public static String downloadDataFromSender(String apiUrl) throws IOException {
    InputStream is = null;
    try {
        URL url = new URL(apiUrl);
        HttpURLConnection conn = (HttpURLConnection) url.openConnection();
        conn.setReadTimeout(10000 /* milliseconds */);
        conn.setConnectTimeout(15000 /* milliseconds */);
        conn.setRequestMethod("GET");
        conn.setDoInput(true);

        /* Starts the query  */
        conn.connect();
        conn.getResponseCode();

        is = conn.getInputStream();

        /* Convert the InputStream into a string  */
        return readIt(is);
    } finally {
        if (is != null) {
            is.close();
        }
    }
}

But I keep getting the following error:

java.net.SocketTimeoutException: connect timed out
at java.net.PlainSocketImpl.socketConnect(Native Method)
at java.net.AbstractPlainSocketImpl.doConnect(AbstractPlainSocketImpl.java:343)
at java.net.AbstractPlainSocketImpl.connectToAddress(AbstractPlainSocketImpl.java:205)
at java.net.AbstractPlainSocketImpl.connect(AbstractPlainSocketImpl.java:187)
at java.net.SocksSocketImpl.connect(SocksSocketImpl.java:356)
at java.net.Socket.connect(Socket.java:586)
at com.android.okhttp.internal.Platform.connectSocket(Platform.java:113)
at com.android.okhttp.Connection.connectSocket(Connection.java:196)
at com.android.okhttp.Connection.connect(Connection.java:172)
at com.android.okhttp.Connection.connectAndSetOwner(Connection.java:367)
at com.android.okhttp.OkHttpClient$1.connectAndSetOwner(OkHttpClient.java:130)
at com.android.okhttp.internal.http.HttpEngine.connect(HttpEngine.java:329)
at com.android.okhttp.internal.http.HttpEngine.sendRequest(HttpEngine.java:246)
at com.android.okhttp.internal.huc.HttpURLConnectionImpl.execute(HttpURLConnectionImpl.java:457)
at com.android.okhttp.internal.huc.HttpURLConnectionImpl.connect(HttpURLConnectionImpl.java:126)
at com.wifiscanner.utils.DownloadUtils.downloadDataFromSender(DownloadUtils.java:27)
at com.wifiscanner.tasks.SenderAPITask.doInBackground(SenderAPITask.java:29)
at com.wifiscanner.tasks.SenderAPITask.doInBackground(SenderAPITask.java:14)
at android.os.AsyncTask$2.call(AsyncTask.java:304)
at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.run(FutureTask.java:237)
at android.os.AsyncTask$SerialExecutor$1.run(AsyncTask.java:243)
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:1133)
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:607)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:761)

The url I am using in the download is this:http://192.168.43.1:52287/files

The connection is successful as I said. So not sure why I am getting network is unreachable. This happens intermittently and not always.

Could someone provide some detail on why this is happening?