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I have an old laptop which currently runs WindowsXP.

I have got recently an Android phone with just WiFi. Now I want to use my laptop as bridge (via WiFi), so that I can connect from my Android to internet through laptop.

Because WindowsXP does not support Access Point (AP) mode, I can't use it with android.

I'm thinking of installing Ubuntu on the laptop. Will it work? And how to do it?

Here are the specs of the laptop.

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As long as you have a wireless card and an ethernet port, it should work. There are instructions here.

That said, Windows XP also supports connection sharing in this manner.

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Android does not support AD hoc mode. Can I configure ubuntu so that I can connect my android phone ? –  Alex Oct 31 '12 at 4:32
    
Root your device and install cyanogen mod. Alternatively, check if your card supports infrastructure mode. You are asking a duplicate question. –  astex Oct 31 '12 at 4:50
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