I've in the past successfully set sharing of wireless Internet connection through Ethernet on Ubuntu 16.04 as described here. Unfortunately due to disk failure I install Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and cannot find anything similar to what is described in mentioned post. All menus are now different and I don't know where to look.


Follows these steps:

  1. Open nm-connection-editor from the terminal

  2. Click on the wired connection and select edit cog wheel below

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  3. Go to the ipv4 settings tab there in the Method select Shared to Other Computers

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  • Do you also need to install dnsmasq as a dhcp server for the ethernet client? – heynnema Dec 26 '18 at 17:38
  • Not according to this article help.ubuntu.com/community/Internet/ConnectionSharing – George Udosen Dec 26 '18 at 19:27
  • Your link... under Advanced Gateway Configuration... re:dnsmasq... Advanced configurations include DHCP server and DNS server. A DHCP server allows the client to get an IP address automatically without having to manually configure a static IP. A DNS server allows the client to resolve Internet host names without manually configuring DNS addresses. – heynnema Dec 26 '18 at 19:33
  • Keep in mind, that with dnsmasq AND systemd-resolved installed at the SAME time, adjustments need to be made on systemd-resolved so it can co-exist nicely. – heynnema Dec 26 '18 at 19:35
  • I know what a DHCP server and what a DNS server do but I don't see the usefulness of setting up both just to share my internet with another computer! – George Udosen Dec 26 '18 at 19:41

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