No phone can seem to recognize the hotspot I make. I followed the tutorial given here. I also changed the type from ad-hoc to infrastructure (whatever that means) from the options menu. Set IPv6 to Ignore.
This is the output of
sudo lshw -class network
*-network description: Wireless interface product: BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller vendor: Broadcom Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:08:00.0 logical name: eth1 version: 01 serial: e4:d5:3d:7b:a6:cb width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless configuration: broadcast=yes driver=wl0 driverversion=22.214.171.124 ip=10.42.0.1 latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11 resources: irq:17 memory:e0400000-e0403fff
The laptop is a Lenovo G570, if anyone is curious. I can connect to my wireless router just fine. So its not as if the drivers are broken. Just cannot get my phone to connect.
So first of all, does my laptop support being a hotspot? If yes, how do I move ahead from this?