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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Ubuntu laptop connected to usb modem and set to be a hotspot + nexus 7

I'm using my laptop as a wifi hotspot while it's connected to broadband over a usb stick. And it works perfectly, I connect my phone to the laptop hotspot without a problem. But my nexus 7 can't find ...
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Could not connect to wireless unitl reboot (nl80211)

I'm using Samsung NP900X3C. I have problem with occasionally connecting to WIFI, with Ubuntu 12.10. Sometimes my computer could not connect to WIFI "blab", neither after reboot computer. Only ...
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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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WiFi Hotspot not working with mobile devices on Ubuntu

WiFi hotspot not working with windows phone 8 and of course its not working with a any other phones as well. I have tried both Android and Windows phone 8. Either of these devices doesn't even detect ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Wireless Hotspot Problems

I had an Ubuntu 12.04 system which I recently upgraded to 13.04. I thought of trying to create a Wireless Hotspot that I could use to share my Mobile Broadband Connection with other devices. To that ...
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Creating a hotspot in Lubuntu

I am trying to make a hotspot in Lubuntu. The problem is that I can't seem to connect to it. after creating the hotspot how do I activate it? Do I click on "Connect to Hidden Wireless Network" ? I ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Defective Built-in Hotspot Feature

After a fresh install of 14.04, I tried the built-in create a Hotspot feature on System Settings>Network. Turns out, my wireless card does not support this feature on Linux (though I can create ...
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wifi access point with wicd?

How can I make a wifi access point with wicd? I have a wired connection at laptop, and would like to deliver wifi to my android phone. So in wicd I press Network -> create an ad hoc network, which ...
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Is it possible to have single wi-fi device switch between client and hotspot modes?

I have a portable ubuntu machine (ODROID) with wifi adapter. I can setup wifi hotspot with it, or I can use it to access other wifi network. The question is can I use it as hotspot, but then switch to ...
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Used wireless as hotspot but connected device (iphone 3) gets no conection?

If got an EeePc with interenet connection via LAN. Because I have no WLAN in my office I want to share it to my Iphone -- although the Iphone can connect to the laptop it does not get any IPadress ...
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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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share internet connection (via hotspot) with a lan with ieee 802.1X encryption

my dorm internet is protected with IEEE 802.1X encryption (Microsoft PEAP) and I want to share the connection with my phone, but so far, I haven't been able to do it. I can create the hotspot, but the ...
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Software to _easily_ create Hotspot

At this link there is a tricky and not always working solution to activate a wifi-hotspot using wifi. Does someone know any program (like Connectify for Windows) that does this? I understand this ...
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Wireless Access Point with login/landing page

I´m investigating how to setup a Wireless Access Point in a Linux (Ubuntu, in my case) PC where is mandatory to login/register using a backend module that I have developed. I know that exist some ...
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Create a HotSpot which requires a username and password

I wish to set up a wireless access point which requires a username and password in order for clients to use the internet. The network setup will be internet modem connected to an Ubuntu Server (2 ...
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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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WiFi Access Point in Ubuntu 12.04

I know that this question had been asked several times on this site, but I couldn't find answers for my problem. I want to create "Access Point" on my Ubuntu 12.04-LTS and share it with my Android ...
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Using ap-hotspot to share a proxy connection

I know I can use ap-hotspot to configure a wifi hotspot in normal connection. But what is I'm connected to internet via a socks proxy? How can I share internet to my mobile devices then?
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Can't configure hotspot in Ubuntu 13.10

Yesterday I created a hotspot using these commands on my laptop: Hotspot on Kubuntu (Ubuntu 13.10) sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...
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How to make my netbook Wifi hotspot in Lubuntu 13.10?

In ubuntu , in the network settings there is an option to make your computer wifi hotspot. In lubuntu I cant find that option. I am using Lubuntu 13.10.
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how to setup a wi-fi hostpot(ap) in 12.10?

I just find a way to setup this is the link. I am doing just step by step. But in Ubuntu 12.10, my android phone not able to receive an IP. Could someone help me out?
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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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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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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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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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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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Errors while installing any Software Packages on ubuntu 14.04LTS - fails to build alsa-hda-0.201210261053~natty1

If i install any new SW. .it will throw SW update error & Package operation failed.. below is how the error looks like in terminal... Can you please help.. Loading new ...
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Security Issues in Hotspot

I list the device connected through ap-hotspot with arp -a Can I have following privilege over the device connected in my hotspot*: Disabling the device connected to my hotspot i.e assuming three ...
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Wireless hotspot does not want to go off

I am running LTS 14.04 I am trying to switch off the wireless hotspot I created but it keeps going on again. This stops me from connecting to any wireless network, which is frustrating. Has anyone ...
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How to share WiFi over proxy?

In my computer I have a SSH tunnel and socks5 proxy has been set up for my browsers, and thus all browsing traffics are passed through the proxy. Now I want to create a wireless hotspot for other ...
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number of users connected to hotspot

I see that after a point, my comp doesn't allow more users to get added to my hotspot connections. Is it restricted because of hardware or because of software? What is the maximum number of users ...
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ap-hotspot not working with vpn

I have ap-hotspot up and running just fine on my laptop running xubuntu14.04. The problem starts when I activate a vpn connection. I can still connect to the hotpot, but there is no internet ...
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Virtual Hotspot and VPN

I created an hotspot wireless with this script : http://www.webupd8.org/2013/06/how-to-set-up-wireless-hotspot-access.html . All work fine. Now I would create a vpn and share the vpn with all mobile ...
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WiFi connecting to android tablet shows authentication problem

The WiFi shared my Ubuntu 13.10 using AP-hotspot when connected to my android shows authentication problem and never connected. and using the last comment from here ( How to share a wired Internet ...
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Sharing internet through a single wireless adaptor; WIndows can Ubuntu can't?

I've been searching this for a long time. Apperantly, the only way is demostrated here. It takes a long time to set things up and requires experience with networks. I am OK with both. However it is ...
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Connection shared via Wifi authentication problem on Android

I'm trying to connect my Android device (Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.3) to Internet via my 3g network that I use on my Ubuntu 12.04 I followed this post on Ubuntu forums. Installation and ...
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Android device connected to the hotspot, some apps can use the Intenet, but most cannot

I've created the wi-fi hotspot with ap-hotspot to share my cable connection. It had been working properly for some time, but now it doesn't. Although I still can connect to the hotspot, most ...
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wifi hostspot, not obtaining i.p

I have successfully created a hotspot on my ubuntu machine but my android phone is not obtaining the ip while connecting. I made the hotspot by adding this repo: ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 Further ...
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Create Access Point on Ubuntu 13.10 (Macbook Pro 5,5)

I was wondering how to create a Wireless network with my Macbook (5,5, 2009) using Ubuntu (13.10). I got that tutorial, that use ap-hotspot: ...
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How can I continue to share the internet as hotspot after Suspend?

I'm using ap-hotspot to share my internet with my android phone. However, when I suspend the computer, internet connection is disabled. How can I continue to share the internet after suspending the ...
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See information in my wifi hotspot

I wanted to know how do I view information going through my wifi hotspot? Like if someone is searching in Google or something and I want to see those searches