I mean to have my laptop under Ubuntu 16.04LTS as both an Access Point and using it also to connect to internet (e.g., browsing). I found that this is possible. I would need
$ iw list Wiphy phy0 ... Supported interface modes: ... * AP
but in my case
$ iw list Wiphy phy0 ... Supported interface modes: * IBSS * managed * monitor
I have a
$ lspci | grep -i Network 03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 (rev 35) $ ethtool -i wlp3s0 | grep driver driver: iwlwifi
From the many references that I read, I wasn't clear about a few points:
Is it mandatory to have AP mode supported by the driver? According to this,
iwlwifi, what I have, would be ok, so I would already have hardware and drivers supporting AP mode (but there is something clearly missing).
Can I change to Broadcom driver to get the AP mode? (I did not dare trying, lest ruining my current wifi access and getting none).
Must I install ap-hotspot or create_ap?