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I know there was a lot of questions about this, but my problem is kind of different.

I have a tablet with Android. On Windows I used to host wifi from my PC. I used an application called connectify. On Ubuntu. I can use the "Use as hotspot" option but it hosts "Ad-hoc" network. Android doesn't see ad-hoc networks. How can I make a wifi network similar to what connectify did?

My PC is connected to Internet using a cable and I have external adapter.

Sorry for my english, and thanks for the help :)

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You can try ap-hotspot. It works with Android devices, but it has only two problems: no GUI and you can't share the network that you use to connect to the router (example: wifi connected - cannot share wifi).

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ap-hotspot
sudo ap-hotspot configure
sudo ap-hotspot start

The hotspot is now active and ready to go. The hotspot can be stopped by using the command:

sudo ap-hotspot stop  
  • "Your wireless card or driver does not support Access Point mode" - this is what i get when i try this. PS: connectify works in my system – Pranav Raj Sep 15 '14 at 16:52
  • You are getting this error because your driver doesn't support Access Point mode. – ps95 Jun 14 '15 at 11:53

I believe if you have a wireless card you can click on the internet connections on the toolbar at the top of the screen and near the bottom there's an option to "create new wifi network"

  • this option creates ad-hoc too. Android dosn't see this. :( – PoQ Sep 23 '13 at 12:40

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