Please Don't mark it as duplicate. I recently move to Linux from Windows. I installed Ubuntu 18.04 in my PC. Now I want to create wifi-hotspot in my Ubuntu-18.04 to share internet with my android phone. I've watched several tutorials and read many articles about But still I'm not able to create wifi-hotspot. Could any please guide me to do that? I'll be thankful to him/her :)


After you ran the terminal command:

iw list

You found:

 Supported interface modes:
     * IBSS
     * managed
     * monitor

Not every device supports every mode using Linux drivers. In many cases, perhaps most, there are modes that work perfectly well in Windows or even macOS, that don't work at all in Linux.

Footnote: It is perfectly possible, barring a whitelist, to swap out your device to get other features support as I have. For an example, my device: Intel Corporation Wireless 7260 [8086:08b2] (rev 83) reports the following:

Supported interface modes:
     * IBSS
     * managed
     * AP
     * AP/VLAN
     * monitor
     * P2P-client
     * P2P-GO
     * P2P-device
  • So, what would be possible solution for this?? – HaxxanRaxa Sep 10 '18 at 16:21
  • Get a different device, I am sorry to say. – chili555 Sep 10 '18 at 16:22
  • Oh! it's annoying me :( – HaxxanRaxa Sep 10 '18 at 16:23

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