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I am on ubuntu 12.04 and I want to create a wifi hotspot to be used with my android device. Now I know there are so many tutorials available every where and that I have all options in network tab to use but I couldn't get it to work.

Android does not work with an adhoc connection and whatever wifi network I created, my android device could not connect to it (I could connect a phone using bada to it and other computers can also be connected) I know the work around to get android on a adhoc connection but can't I have some thing as simple as connectify for windows?

PS : I am not looking for workarounds involving android.

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@titusjaka thanks for this nice link but as I said I am looking for some software like connectify which will do the job for me :) – Shagun Nov 29 '12 at 17:52

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There is a way but only if your Wireless card supports it. If it does you can turn your WiFi into AP Mode. This basically turns your WiFi card into a normal WiFi Router using the Infrastructure archetype. There was already a Question specifically about AP Mode and someone wrote a very nice How-To. You can find it here:

How to setup a wi-fi hotspot (access point mode)?[SOLVED]

If your WiFi card doesn't support AP mode I'm afraid your only option is to get a Mobile Router(or buy an external WiFi card that supports AP). I have one and have found it very useful. I've even used my Ubuntu Laptop to act as a bridge between the Mobile Router and Hotel WiFi. That way I can log into the Hotel WiFi on the Laptop and then another device(like a Roku) without a Browser can connect through the Mobile Router and my Laptop to the Internet.

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thanks but it will not work for me as AP is not in Supported interface modes. Still thanks :) – Shagun Dec 28 '12 at 17:50
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