I was able to create a wi-fi hotspot using connectify in windows but once I switched to Ubuntu I am no longer able to do the same. My Dell studio xps 1640 that runs Ubuntu asks me the password of the hotspot I just created using the System Setting -> Networking -> wireless -> create hotspot.
lshw -c network WARNING: you should run this program as super-user. *-network description: Wireless interface product: BCM43224 802.11a/b/g/n vendor: Broadcom Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:04:00.0 logical name: wlan0 version: 01 serial: 0c:60:76:6f:7f:71 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless configuration: broadcast=yes driver=brcmsmac driverversion=3.0.0-30-generic firmware=N/A latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11abgn resources: irq:17 memory:f8000000-f8003fff *-network description: Ethernet interface product: NetLink BCM5784M Gigabit Ethernet PCIe vendor: Broadcom Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:08:00.0 logical name: eth0 version: 10 serial: 00:26:b9:11:50:db size: 1Gbit/s capacity: 1Gbit/s width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=tg3 driverversion=3.119 duplex=full firmware=sb v2.17 ip=22.214.171.124 latency=0 multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=1Gbit/s resources: irq:48 memory:fc000000-fc00ffff WARNING: output may be incomplete or inaccurate, you should run this program as super-user.
The above is the configurations of my network cards. that is the result that I got when i typed the following command
lshw -c network.