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I wanted to use my Ubuntu laptop here as a hotspot for my Kindle (v3.3) But when I scan the wireless network on my Kindle and select to connect to the ubuntu wireless hotspot, then my kindle says its an unsupported Wi-Fi network:

Enterprise or peer-to-peer Wi-Fi networks are not supported...

What can I do to make it work, my laptop has a Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] eth1

Wired connection: - Interface: Ethernet (eth0) - Driver: 8139too

IPv4 - IP address: 192.168.0.29 - Broadcast Adr: 192.168.0.255 - Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 - Default Route and Prim DNS: 192.168.0.1

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Most wireless hotspots created using a wireless adapter are not true "infrastructure" access points but are "ad-hoc" peer-to-peer networks.

Unfortunately, as the error indicates, the Kindle does not support ad-hoc or enterprise networks, only the "infrastructure" kind which is usually created with a wireless router or wireless access point.

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Maybe this document could help you? However, I'm not sure if it's worth the trouble...

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