My machine ubuntu-14.04 is connected to a wireless network. The wireless network does not allow mobile devices to connect to it and access internet.

I am trying to setup my laptop as access point, so that I can connect my mobile device to the laptop and get internet access on my phone.

Is there a way I can set up a wifi hotspot in ubuntu-14.04 connected to wireless network. I know way to create when connected to ethernet lan, but how to do this with wireless network.

If anybody knows please help.

  • Possible if you have two wireless cards (I think, not sure though)
    – Parto
    Jul 20, 2016 at 8:28
  • i have done this in windows. but not able to find also relevant result on linux. Aug 27, 2017 at 17:48

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I did it with a second USB WIFI interface. Apparently you can use the same network card if both wireless connection are on the same channel or if the card support multiple connections.

I used this method:

Create WiFi hotspot on ubuntu

For ubuntu 16 it's straight forward, for ubuntu 14, you have to edit:


and write hotspot mode manually since that option it's not available in the network-manager graphical interface for ubuntu 14.

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