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I'm need to use my laptop (with lubuntu 12.04) as a WiFi hotspot.

I created the wifi hotspot via "Create new wireless network" from the network connections menu.

The hotspot comes up and then disconnects. I can see this on my Android phone and tablet. I installed WiFi analyser and shows the new network coming up. Then suddenly after 2-3 minutes the new WiFi network dissapears from the air.

Any ideas, suggestions?

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Your device must be connected to a wired network (i.e., via Ethernet cable).

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No... that has nothing to do with it disappearing... –  algebralives Jul 29 '12 at 20:09
    
Hi Donodo, the Internet flow comes from the wired connection. What I want do do is to serve this viua wifi to my phone/tablet. –  user80115 Jul 30 '12 at 13:17
    
Hi guys; as you pointed out the issue seems to be indeed with Android, not with Lubuntu. I did a quick search on "android hotspot" and there are lots of pages describing the issue and offering solutions, So I will investigate and get back to you with results. Thanks a million! –  user80115 Jul 31 '12 at 22:13
    
You find anything new? –  algebralives Aug 2 '12 at 18:48
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I don't have an android, so you'll have to test this on your own, but I ran across this page. They say that Android doesn't show ad hoc networks. It finds them in the search, then filters them out.

There's a patch on the site which prevents the filtering.

Again, I haven't tested it, but it might put you on the right track. Let us know if it works for you!

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Hi AlgebraLives, –  user80115 Jul 31 '12 at 22:09
    
@user80115 It seems you tried to post a comment, but only ended up posting the first line. –  Eliah Kagan Aug 14 '12 at 11:29
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