A Hotspot is a device that offers internet connection in an area. Use this tag if you have trouble creating or using hotspots in Ubuntu.

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Obtaining address ap-hotspot

I've recently installed ap-hotspot in my ubuntu 12.04 machine, it was worked fine. Suddenly, i get the error as Obtaining address during connecting the WiFi. How should i solve this?
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how to control the range of ap-hotspot wifi?

I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I use it as wifi router using ap-hotspot. It works fine. I need to increase the range of this wifi for better accessibility. How can I control the range.
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Ubuntu 14.04 Hotspot automatic creation

I'm using the default hotspot interface in Ubuntu 14.04 through the network manager, but I want to automate the creation of the hotspot when the laptop is connected through Ethernet. Is there at ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Network auto connect-disconnect problem after hotspot setup

ubuntu 14.10 showing auto connect- disconnect network after creating wifi hotspot. Please help me.
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How to make a tethering or hotspot active in ubuntu-touch?

My platform: Google nexus 4. How to make a tethering or hotspot active in ubuntu-touch for sharing internet connection via phone's 3G?
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I have problems with creating a hotspot

While creating a hotspot by using these instructions -- http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2014/09/3-ways-create-wifi-hotspot-ubuntu/ -- I receive the following: tux@tux:~$ gksu gedit ...
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I cannot create a Wifi connection for Hotspot

I created a hotspot for my phone by using the instructions provided in here: http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2014/09/3-ways-create-wifi-hotspot-ubuntu/. After using it for some while, I decided ...
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Where is created Wifi hotspots located?

I use my small homeserver as Wifi hotspot. Usually I just use the ad hoc "internet sharing" hotspot feature in NetworkManager. Today I created a new Hotspot, without password, because I needed it for ...
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ubuntu hotspot wifi for captive portal and authentication via sms

I'm trying to install GRASE HotSpot on Ubuntu 14.04lts to realize an hotspot wifi for the captive portal and using sms for authentication users. But during the installation I've received that error: ...
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Wireless Access Point Won't Delete and Automatically Connects

I tried setting up my laptop as a wireless access point. Now when I start up my machine, or take it back out of hibernation it connects itself to the wireless hotspot that I set up. I'm not sure why ...
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iPad hotspot connection not working after system crash

Running Ubuntu 14.4 on Thinkpad yoga 14. I was running a setup.py develop command which caused the system to crash. I manually forced a a reboot with the power button. After restart, the wifi ...
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Cannot start Wireless HotSpot on USB adapter plug in (with udev rule)

I really need help on this matter. I have a PC with Lubuntu 14.10 and a Wireless USB stick TP-Link TL-WN722N and I want to create a wireless hotspot that automatically gets started upon wireless USB ...
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Got -46 DBM signal strength on hotspot

i am using ubuntu 12.04 lts version. I got a wired connection with 1Mbps speed. But when i make my laptop as hotspot, i got only .46dbm signal strength on my phone. How make i boost up the signal ?
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How to setup a hotspot

Its not exactly a hotspot i am after but i am not sure what it is called I have setup a vlan on an access point that is open to the public. I want to make my website and my website only viewable via ...
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Ubuntu wifi Hotspot with ap-hotspot doesn't work

My Ubuntu 14.04 wifi Hotspot which I've installed using ap-hotspot script doesn't work recently! My phone connects to wifi but it doesn't have any packet send/receive. This is the error I see in ...
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How can I allow ap-hotspot in ufw Ubuntu 14.04?

When ufw is enable android stuck in obtaining ip address and cannot connect to wifi. I try sudo ufw allow dhclient and sudo ufw allow dnsmasq bot both had ERROR: Could not find a profile matching ...
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Wireless hotspot not supported after upgrade to 14.04!

I used to use ap-hotspot on my laptop with Saucy without a problem. Now that I upgraded to 14.04 and installed ap-hotspot I get this error: Your wireless card or driver does not support Access Point ...
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How to create wifi hotspot on Ubuntu 14.04 that is visible to every device?

I was creating a wifi hotspot using kde-nm-connection-editor as instructed on Share Internet Connection With Android in Ubuntu 14.04 but an unexpected error occurred as a result of which I was able to ...
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hot-spot wifi with wifi

Sorry by my english Now i live in a big house and when i go to bathroom i cant connect with my wifi, so my question is... Can i extend the signal of my router if my laptop run like a router?? my ...
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How to create WiFi Hotspot when connected to wireless network in Ubuntu 14.04 with 2 network adapters? [duplicate]

I followed this guide [KDE's network manager] http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2014/06/share-internet-with-android-ubuntu-1404/ but this is for wired connection. How can i create a wifi hotspot ...
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Does ubuntu wifi sharing process support samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1?

:) Lately, I have been trying to share my internet to my android tab(Samsung Galaxy tab 2, 10.1) via Wifi hotspot. What I did: I have used KDE network manager to create a wifi(shared) profile with ...
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Recommended usb wifi adapter with hotsopt support [closed]

i'd like to setup a wireless hotspot in ubuntu and would like to know what brands/models have master mode support.
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How could I configure and properly create a WiFi hotspot in a big corporate lan?

I've went through some tutorials regarding how to build a hotspot under Ubuntu. My Ubuntu is connected in a big corporate lan and will post settings later. $ sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Setting up NON AD- HOC connection for internet connection sharing in Ubuntu

n.b. there are similar posts with regards to internet connection sharing in Ubuntu in here – but they are general and not solving this particular issue I am trying to resolve here, Hi guys, This is ...
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How to connect to my hotspot from iPhone?

I'm trying to connect to my hotspot created on Ubuntu by standard tools. So the question is what need I enter in the field "Username" on iPhone? I think "Password" is the same as "Security key" of ...
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is there any way to create a hidden hotspot from ubuntu?

I would like to create a hidden hotspot from my Ubuntu for my phone, is there any way to do this? I want that only people who know the SSID can connect to the WiFi.
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Could not wifi-hotspot using hostapd to connect android after reinstalling ubuntu

I have just shifted from windows. I could share Internet using wifi hotspot using connectify. Previously when I was using ubuntu 14.10 I could share net but not now. sudo lshw | less showed: ...
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Access point problem

:~$ sudo iwconfig eth1 mode master Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) : SET failed on device eth1 ; No such device. :~$ ethtool -i wlan0 | grep driver driver: iwlwifi :~$ lspci | grep ...
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Can't create a wifi hotspot

I'm having problems creating a wireless hotspot using ubuntu. I am able to start a hotspot using windows on the same machine using mHotspot(a third party software). Network Controller : BroadCom ...
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How do you create a wifi hotspot with network drive

How can I make a hotspot with a shared folder throughout the lan, such as done by USB port on the back of some routers?
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Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000 WiFi Hotspot

I have Ubuntu 14.10 on my Dell XPS 15 L501x and have an Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000. In an older version could create a hotspot with my Laptop for my smartphone, but now it is not possible anymore ...
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Ap-hotspot wifi clients can't reach each other

I am using ap-hotspot to create a wireless access point for 2 computers and a phone. Everything is working correctly but I cannot reach from one client connected to the access point another client. ...
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Wireless Hotspot [duplicate]

I have Broadcom Corporation BCM43225 802.11b/g/n card and i am using Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. I wish to use a dongle or wired connection and further make a hotspot connection. In my 'iw list' command i ...
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Is there a way to limit traffic to just SSH?

I am going to be using my phone as a mobile hotspot so I can SSH from my laptop into my home server, as the phone is my only available data currently. Is there a way to limit the connections on the ...
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Ubuntu12.04 hotspot creation problem

I am doing this Creating a wireless network through EDIT CONNECTIONS, with wireless security as 128 bit paraphrase and shared to other computers. Then I am creating a network through create new ...
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Wireless hotspot problem

My Ubuntu laptop connects the Internet though data card. When i try to use it in my mobile by turning on wireless hotspot in laptop i couldn't find any networks in my search result in the phone. I had ...
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Problems with hosting wifi (BCM43142) in ubuntu 14.04

I've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a new ASUS X551MAV laptop and came across with the problem when I try to create Hotspot Wi Fi Network in ad-hoc mode in Ubuntu 14.04. What I have is 2 ...
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ap-hotspot Access Point Mode not suported

Certailny ap-hotspot started do display this error saying your wireless card or driver doesnot support Access Point mode.
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Dependency issue installing hostapd [duplicate]

All the time I gets this dependency issue when trying installing hostapd as mentioned here Ubuntu version 14.04 Arch 64
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Catch Network Connection Events

I want to run a script when i connect to a hotspot which have a login page that runs on first connection. I use that script in order to login automatically without my attempt. I couldn't find which ...
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Winrd Network wireless Sharing

I'am Using Ubuntu 12.04 Laptop. Is it possible to create a WiFi hot-spot of a wired connection in it? My network connection is via a Ethernet cable.
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ap-hotspot error “Another process is already running”

ap-hotspot is configured, when i first entered the command sudo ap-hotspot it said starting wireless hotspot which took long time but didn't start. Afterwards it displays following errors:
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RALINK RT5370 Master mode problem

I want to set up master mode for hotspot usage, but its not working out.. It's detecting the wi-fi networks, but could not set up access point. I have installed ap-hotspot and following methods as ...
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unable to install ap-hotspot ubuntu 13.04

Am able to connect to wifi networks with my RALINK adaptor (5370). I wanted to create wifi-hotspot with it(supports mastermode) Am trying to install ap-hotspot through below commands sudo ...
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reset network@ubuntu 14.04

Hi I've been trying to setup mobile hotspot in my laptop (ubuntu14.04) so I go ahead with "How to setup an Access Point mode Wi-Fi Hotspot?" after changing the files listed in the file I'm unable to ...
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How to share WiFi/hotspot over SSH tunnel

I have created a SSH tunnel on my laptop connected to LAN. I want to share the internet via WiFi/hotspot, but over the SSH tunnel. I mean any computer using this wireless should connect to the ...
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wifi hotspot is not working..[ hard blocked:yes]

I'm completely new to Ubuntu , I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed. I am unable to turn on the wireless key in the network panel. Whenever I try rfkill unblock all and rfkill list all then it shows -> ...
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Turn off AP (hotspot) through terminal

How can I turn off the AP hotspot through the terminal, since when I turn it off in network settings the program crashes. Also: How do I get networking to start when the computer boots up? It doesn't ...
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How to setup USB wireless card as AP hotspot (tl-wn725n)

I tried to set up hotspot for my android mobile on my ubuntu 12.04. follow the instruction of here: 'http://thenewbieblog.wordpress.com/2012/05/01/wifi-hotspot-setup-on-ubuntu/' However it does not ...
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run ap-hotspot commands from a saved file

How can I create a text file to automatically run these commands: sudo ap-hotspot start sudo ap-hotspot configure sudo ap-hotspot stop sudo ap-hotspot restart One file for each command. I tried ...