I know a lot of people had asked this question but what I want to know is a bit different. My laptop can access Internet by connecting to a wifi network say "qwerty". now I want to create a hotspot (say "apple") in my ubuntu 15.10 so that I stay connected to my wifi network "qwerty" and still host a hotspot "apple" for my other devices so that both my laptop and the other device connected to my laptop could use internet. The techniques I have discovered in this forum just allows us to create a hotspot but at the same time it disconnects the user from the existing wifi network he was originally connected to. I want to be connected to my original wifi network and host a hotspot at the same time.... Just like "connectify" or "my public wifi" in Windows.

So is there a way to do it???



I have tested this method on Ubuntu 15.10 and it works well; but I am not sure about older versions.

Step 1:Download kde-nm-connection-editor (Plasma-nm) from Ubuntu Software center.

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Step 2: Open Terminal and type :

sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/kde5-nm-connection-editor.desktop

Then comment the line containing NoDisplay=true by adding # before it.

Step 3: Now search and open kde5-nm-connection-editor

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Step 4: Now go to Connections >> add >> Wi-Fi(shared)

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Modify Connection name and SSID according to you Step 5: Move to Wi-Fi Security and choose WPA & WPA2 Personal and set the password.

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Then Select OK and you are done. Step 6: To start the hotspot go to Wi-Fi Settings

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Then click on Connect to Hidden Network

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Choose the network you just created from drop down list and click on Connect

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Now you are done. Hope this helps.


follow this link that help you to use your laptop as a hotspot : http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2014/09/3-ways-create-wifi-hotspot-ubuntu/

  • Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. ;-) – hg8 Dec 21 '15 at 13:43

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