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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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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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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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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how to create wifi hotspot in Ubuntu 14.04

I want to create a wifi hotspot in Ubuntu like connectify creates hotspot in windows...where i can use internet on my laptop as well as mobile
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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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How to share internet over wifi?

i m using ubuntu 12.04 i want to share my tata photon plus connection over wifi I used the procedure listed here but it does not connect to the wireless network in the host computer itself. Please ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...