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I have Ubuntu 12.10 on my desktop machine and have a wireless capability on it using D-Link DWA-121 . The Desktop machine have Ethernet connection. When creating a wireless hotspot by doing the following:

Open All Settings --> Network --> Wireless --> Use as Hotspot

network dialog

I can't see the network from other machines or phones. any hints?

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  • try - tumutanzi.com/archives/8195. – Web-E Feb 5 '13 at 12:21
  • Thanks @Web-E Tried all that now and still now detected, it's created but can't be seen from other machines – Khaled Hafez Feb 5 '13 at 12:27
  • I am now able to create the hotspot using this post link but when connecting it always fail in the connection, so the wireless hotspot is visible but i am unable to access it – Khaled Hafez Feb 5 '13 at 14:04
  • may be your card doesn't support g mode. Try building a hostapd file on your own using a / b or n mode. linuxwireless.org/en/users/Documentation/hostapd – Web-E Feb 5 '13 at 15:00

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