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I am using a USB dongle (Tata Photon+ and Reliance Netconnect) for Internet and I want to share it over WiFi so that I can use it for my WiFi Tablet. I mean to turn my Laptop into a HotSpot so that I can use internet on my other devices. The option in Network settings called Use as a Hotspot is not meant for a USB-modem and its not working. I am asking this because I can't find a working solution.

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Have you tried this one, like described here:

It installs Hostapd on your Laptop, directly via a PPA. You can after this start it with

    sudo ap-hotspot start

and also restart or stop it this way.

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