How do I manage my hotspot connected devices or change the hotspot password? I can only see the Network Name, Security type and the Password but I can't seem to manage users or the network properties.

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For some strange reason the default GUI network manager doesn't provide many options. But fortunately there's another tool which does. Open Terminal and run


A GUI network connection manager should appear which will provide more options to manage your hotspot.

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Source: This Ask Fedora post

You may also try this CLI method to change your hotspot password as suggested by Akshar Patel.


I wasn't able to get the graphical tools to respect the ssid change, I was able to find a way to setup a wifi access point directly like so:

nmcli dev wifi hotspot ifname wlp4s0 ssid test password "test1234"

credit: https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/384513/61349

  • thanks, i also changed name in gui with $ nm-connection-editor but the ssid used was till the name in cat /etc/hostname. This seem to be a ubuntu wifi bug.
    – Pieter
    May 24, 2020 at 9:28

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