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I use Connectify in Windows to access Internet via WiFi and create a WiFi hot-spot to share Internet with my other devices.

Since Connectify isn't available for Ubuntu, are there any ways that I can gain the same functionality?

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possible duplicate of How to setup a wi-fi hotspot (access point mode)? OR follow here for in Adhoc-mode (Adhoc won't support andriod/ios devices) –  Web-E Jan 26 '13 at 7:00
    
@Web-E When using as a wi-fi hotspot, the used Wi-Fi can't be used to connect to other network via WiFi for internet access, So, it's not duplicate. –  TheKojuEffect Aug 15 '13 at 4:05
    
In your question you should have mentioned you are using single device to connect. :). Regarding to your question, That support is very minimal in ubuntu. It is an architectural support of windows 7, even without connectify you can do so. However related ubuntu thread is here - How do I create a WiFi hotspot sharing wireless internet connection (single adapter)? –  Web-E Aug 15 '13 at 6:20
    
@Web-E Ok, Thanks. –  TheKojuEffect Aug 15 '13 at 8:39
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marked as duplicate by Eliah Kagan, Luis Alvarado Aug 8 '13 at 9:51

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Yes. You can create a hotspot in Ubuntu using the Network Manager. Check if your wifi driver is activated or not. Refer to my article: How to activate wifi on Linux Distros

After you have activated your wifi card, simply go to Network Manager> Connect to hidden wireless networks> provide a hotspot name and select wi-fi security as None. ( Why should you provide None as the wi-fi security? Read this article

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Actually, I am trying to connect and share via single wifi device in my laptop. –  TheKojuEffect Jan 26 '13 at 14:59
    
The links provided in this answer are dead/broken. –  Kevin Bowen Aug 8 '13 at 1:31
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