My wireless card supports what Intel calls "MyWifi" which means that it can act as an access point for other computers. How can I discover if this is supported in Ubuntu?
My best bet would be to do the following in a terminal:
- turn off network-manager
- try to enable master mode for your card
Here's the terminal commands:
sudo service network-manager stop sudo iwconfig wlan0 mode master
If this gives an error, you will probably need a patched driver to enable it. I get this error:
Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) : SET failed on device wlan0 ; Invalid argument.
I don't know how to make an accesspoint with a GUI, as I've never had a network card that supports it.
You can turn on network-manager again by running
sudo service network-manager start