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I am trying to make a hotspot in Lubuntu. The problem is that I can't seem to connect to it. after creating the hotspot how do I activate it? Do I click on "Connect to Hidden Wireless Network" ? I followed this guide, with no success.

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Are you trying to access the hotspot from the same computer/wireless card ? – pl1nk Jun 27 '12 at 8:20

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Open the main menu, then Preferences->Network Connections.

Select the Network that you want to share, in this case the wifi network that you created. Then click the Edit... button.

Edit wifi network

Choose Shared to other computers on the IPv4 tab


and Ignore on the IPv6 tab.


Click Save... button on the Editing dialog, and then the Close button on the Network Connections dialog.

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This answer is unclear. Could you please elaborate upon what you are trying to say, possibly adding screenshots? – hexafraction Jul 17 '12 at 16:27
@bloo, I'd like to use a cable connection and share the Internet with my tablet. So should I do the process you said on the cable connection or should I create a new one wireless and do the solution to it? – Sigur Feb 26 at 11:53
Now, how others would connect to my network? – xyz Oct 13 at 6:08

Sharing internet is a simple task Let us assume that wlan0 is the source and eth0 is the host which in turn connected to a LAN (which does not have internet connection). Here we need to share the internet connection from wlan0 to eth0.

  1. open network manager and click edit on eth0.
  2. Now browse the tab IP4 settings and change the method to "Share to other computers".
  3. The same way browse to IP6 settings and change the method to "ignore".
  4. Restart the network services in both the computer and the router.

Now your internet is shared.....

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