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I need a WiFi hotspot application like Connectify! I have a Samsung Galaxy S II and it doesn't find ad-hoc access point

What can I do?

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closed as off topic by dobey, Mitch, Anwar Shah, Jorge Castro, RobotHumans Aug 30 '12 at 13:20

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To those who voted to close this question as 'off topic': please explain me why. – Rafał Cieślak Aug 30 '12 at 9:08
Are you asking for an adroid app or an Ubuntu app? – belacqua Aug 30 '12 at 12:23
possible duplicate of How to share an internet connection via Wifi? – Jorge Castro Aug 30 '12 at 13:04
If you're asking for an Android app, you might ask over on – RobotHumans Aug 30 '12 at 13:21

You need a wifi chip that supports host mode for that. Sadly most of them don't. If you can verify that yours supports host mode take a look into hostapd. There are several tutorials available.

As alternative there are some apps in the play store that claim to be able to connect to ad-hoc networks. Those need at last android 4 and root access. A lot of people are having problems with this but it may be worth a try if you haven't tried already.

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  1. Click on the Networking indicator.
  2. Choose "Create new wireless network" (or something similar, on my Ubuntu's it's translated to my language)
  3. Type in wireless name/password.

Note that such network will have access to the Internet only if your Ubuntu is connected to it via other means (e.g. wire), for a single wi-fi antenna cannot work as hotspot while being used to connect to some other network.

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