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My laptop Dell Inspiron-1525 has Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN Mini-Card as the wireless network card.

Does this adapter support AP, can it work as Access Point?

If yes, can I connect with a Sony Xperia Tipo mobile phone with the above laptop using "Adhoc wireless network"?

Note: My laptop also has an ethernet controller: "Marvell Yukon 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller" through which I can share the internet connection.

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On the newest ubuntu :

System Settings -> Network -> Wireless -> Use as hotspot -> Accept to disconnect if connected -> IPv4 Settings - Share to other computers-> Check out the options for changing the password/SSID and other more advanced things.

And if then you should connect to the internet through ethernet port and share that connection.

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