I saw thread discussing the same. But they are not focusing on 16.04. In simple words, I want someone else use my laptop's internet ( WiFi ) through a custom hotspot. How is it possible ?

marked as duplicate by Arronical, g_p, mikewhatever, Jeremy31, Eric Carvalho May 6 '17 at 13:24

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  • Are you sure things have no improved since the " possible answer "? I did read that solution. The screen shots were not matching what I have in 16.04. Also, no solution like Connectify available yet ? – user227495 May 5 '17 at 13:10
  • Just to be clear, is your device connected to Internet via WiFi, and you're trying to share that same connection via WiFi? If so, you would need to have two separate wireless cards. You can't use a single card to both gain Internet access and share that Internet access. – b_laoshi May 5 '17 at 13:43
  • If you want to share your Internet connection over WiFi, you're either going to have to connect your computer to the Internet using an ethernet cable or you'll have to get a second wireless card (probably USB). – b_laoshi May 5 '17 at 13:54
  • I just tested the instructions in the first answer of this question askubuntu.com/questions/180733/… on my 16.04 desktop install and the screens match exactly. – Arronical May 6 '17 at 17:37
  • The duplicates are years old and do not work. I have a 14 system and a 16 system. The instructions in the duplicates work for 14 but not for 16. This should not have been voted duplicate! They're different systems and while you might assume they "should work" this isn't always the case. – BugHunterUK Nov 6 '17 at 9:12