This should be very easy but I am finding it quite hard in Ubuntu.
I want to create a network so that I can connect other devices to my computer wirelessly. I do not need an internet connection, I just need an ad-hoc network from my Ubuntu computer which is running Gnome.
These directions are inaccurate, there is no "Use as a..." in step 4.
These directions imply that I can not change the automatically generated password for the Wi-Fi network. Also, see below, the network disappears after a few minutes.
The closest I have found is clicking the "hamburger nav" in settings and clicking "Turn On Wi-Fi hotspot" (pictured):
This does create an ad-hoc network but:
- The name of the nework is fixed (can't change it)
- The password is fixed (can't change it)
- After about 20 seconds the hotspot menu (pictured below) goes away and I can't connect any devices to it even when it does appear.
Why is this so ghetto? I could do this on mac in about 10 seconds. How can I rename the ad-hoc network and how do I make it persist (i.e. not go anywhere)?
The output of
dpkg -l *dnsmasq* is as follows:
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad) ||/ Name Version Architecture Description +++-==============-============-============-================================= un dnsmasq <none> <none> (no description available) un dnsmasq-base <none> <none> (no description available)