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stands for (Access Point mode) wireless hotspot in Ubuntu that should work with Android and Windows Phone devices

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Ubuntu 20.04 hotspot connection not resolving DNS for iPhone device

I have a wired connection on Ubuntu 20.04. I create a Hotspot connection. I believe NetworkManager automatically creates the following for my wireless interface: inet 10.42.0.1 netmask 255.255.255.0 ...
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Setting up Hotspot, I get Error: Connection activation failed: No suitable device found for this connection

Using Ubuntu 18.04 and a TP Link WN722Nv2 USB to Wireless adaptor I have been unable to setup a WiFi hotspot. I have tested the H/W on 18.04, connecting to a WiFi router, which works fine. I have ...
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Need to find out why my Ubuntu is repeatedly trying to create a hotspot

I was trying to understand high memory and CPU usage, so I did journatctl -f and found this in the result: Feb 06 13:16:18 arrakis create_ap[393537]: ERROR: 'wlan0' is not a WiFi interface Feb 06 13:...
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NetworkManager CLI hotspot: 802.1X supplicant took too long to authenticate

I am trying to create a wifi hotspot/AP using NetworkManager CLI (nmcli). All works well if I create it for 2.4GHz band=bg. But, if I set band=a for 5GHz, I get a timeout failure from wpa_supplicant ...
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How to get Tp-link823n (Version 2) working in AP mode? Ubuntu 18.04LTS

I want to use my USB wifi dongle in AP mode which is supported by the hardware but the driver is not allowing it. I checked with $iw list It didn't show AP in supported modes, only monitor and managed ...
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Wifi Hotspot not visible on external devices

I have enabled the wifi hotspot on my laptop which is running ubuntu 20.04. However, even though it says the wifi hotspot is active, I cannot discover it on any of my other devices.
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hotspot in Ubuntu 20.4 [duplicate]

how to share wifi with hotspot or tethering in Ubuntu 20.4 Thanks
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Ubuntu 20.04 Focal, Network Manager Hotspot, 'No Internet connection'

After upgrade Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04, I noticed Hotspot feature seemed working, and phones were able to connect by wifi, but then they reported No internet connection After checking network-manager ...
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Using RTL8188eu wifi AP with a Smart Wifi Plug

I have a Wifi dongle with a RTL8188eu Chipset connected to my Ubuntu desktop. I was finally able to create a Wifi Hotspot with it by using a bunch of tutorials It shares the internet connection I ...
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How to create a working hotspot in Ubuntu 18.04?

I go through the simple process of making an hotspot in Ubuntu i.e. Going to settings > wifi > menu > turn on wifi hotspot. However, it gives me error message when I create one. It shows ...
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Cannot create a hotspot via create_ap [duplicate]

So I've been trying to create a hotspot using create_ap but I'm getting the error ERROR: Your adapter does not support AP (master) mode The iw list also does not list AP as a supported interface but I ...
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Using NetworkManager (nmcli) to create an hotspot broadcasting an hidden SSID

as described in the subject I was wondering if I can hide the SSID of my freshly created hotspot by means of two simple nmcli commands : Code: nmcli device wifi hotspot ifname wlan0 con-name Hotspot ...
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5GHz Hotspot creation using ubuntu mate 18.04.3

Can you please help me in resolving my 5GHz hotspot creation issue? my thread is here below https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2424872 please find the output of "iw list" command below https:...
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Turn on Wi-Fi hotspot using command line on Ubuntu 18.04

Is there any way to enable a pre-configured Wi-Fi hotspot from a shell script/command line without going to Settings > Wi-Fi > (settings icon) > Turn On Wi-Fi Hotspot... > Turn On?
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Why does changing the hotspot SSID not work?

I'm on Ubuntu 18.04 and I'm able to setup a wifi hotspot in the UI (as described for example here) which works perfectly. I now want to change the SSID and the password of the hotspot. I tried doing ...
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Ubuntu hotspot using TP-Link Archer T6E AC 1300 does not work on 18.04

The hotspot feature works with an old Sitecom Wireless USB Adapter 300N X3. No additional installations necessary. My phone is able to discover and connect to the hotspot. As I required more speed I ...
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Wifi Hot-spot not working on Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

When I create a new AP hot-spot, the devices that try to connect cannot login due authentication error.I'm connected via ethernet with static IP configuration. I followed these steps These steps ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 3000 hotspot not working

A few days ago I purchased a new Dell Inspiron 15 3567 series, with Ubuntu preloaded on it (did not want to pay Micros@ft's toll);) WiFi is working, but when a hotspot is initiated to share the wired ...
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Intel Corporation Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 simultaneous WiFi + Access point

I mean to have my laptop under Ubuntu 16.04LTS as both an Access Point and using it also to connect to internet (e.g., browsing). I found that this is possible. I would need $ iw list Wiphy phy0 ....
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Wi-Fi Hotspot on two Wireless cards gets very slow speed limited to barely 1Mb/s

I've got an hp laptop with two wireless cards, one integrated the other is connected on the usb port. I've tried to turn on the wifi hotspot and managed to connect to it with my smartphone. Than I did ...
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How to open port from hotspot

I have created an hotspot with xubuntu 16.04. I can ping the 2nd from the 1st and the 1st from the 2nd, but with ssh I can't reach the 1st PC where the hotspot is configured. This is the error I am ...
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max number of clients on “mobile” hotspot [closed]

I wanna use Ubuntu on a "normal" Laptop with a Wifi-Card and creating a mobile Hotspot (offline or online doesn't matter). How many clients can connect to this hotspot simultaneously? Does it depend ...
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Can't remove Access Point setting

I once set up an Access Point called Test on my computer and I don't need it anymore. Every time I start the computer, the AP is working by default, and I can't connect to the Internet before I turn ...
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WiFi hotspot in 17.10 [duplicate]

I searched a lot but wasn't able to find. Also, there's no option I am able to find in GUI. How can I change the password for WiFi hotspot in Ubuntu 17.10? It's very urgent. Thanks for the help and ...
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Unable to connect to Ubuntu 16.04 Wi-Fi Hotspot (wont accept password)

I want to share my wired internet connection with wireless devices. I was able to get a wifi hotspot running by following the instructions here Eventually I was able to get my android devices to ...
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Switch between Wifi hotspot and wifi network

In my work I connect the ethernet by cable and share the internet with my mobile phone through an hotspot wifi connection. However when I'm at home I need to delete the wifi hotspot connection so I ...
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Create hotspot on boot (without login)

Wish: I want my Hotspot to be created during boot, so that I don't have to log in and manually start the Hotspot every time. System: Ubuntu Mate 16.04 WiFi card: # lsusb: Atheros Communications, Inc....
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Can't create access point in Kubuntu 17.04

I used to be able to easily create an access point using a USB wifi stick under 16.10 Using those same settings, this still works on my laptop, which still has the old version installed. However, on ...
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Connecting to WiFi Hotspot on 17.04 [duplicate]

I have upgraded from 16.10 to 17.04 and now I am not able to connect to any WiFi Hotspots that I create. Anytime I click on the connect button, it says Configuring but does not connect. At times it ...
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Hotspot Network has no internet connection after upgrade to Ubuntu 17.04

I just upgraded my system to Ubuntu 17.04 from 16.10. Before the upgrade, the hotspot was doing great, but after the upgrade, I cannot connect to the internet from my phone. I can setup the hotspot ...
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14.04 - Disable SSID broadcast on Wifi Hotspot on Ubuntu Laptop

I have created a Wifi Hotspot following the instructions given in this post. But is there any way to stop it from broadcasting its SSID ? I have had a look in /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/...
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Problems in creating wifi hotspot in ubuntu 16.04 for android device

I've tried using the inbuilt connection manager to achieve this but when I Connect to Hidden Wi-Fi network, I get the following error: (2) Connection 'Android-Hotspot' is not available on the device ...
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How to convert Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (i386) laptop into wifi hotspot?

I have wired Internet connection and want to connect my windows LUMIA for wifi. I tried so many methods but none worked. Does it requires any driver or repository? How can I check? Laptop is Inspiron ...
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Unable to start hotspot in access point mode in Kubuntu 16.04

I am unable to start hotspot in access point mode in my Kubuntu 16.04.1 version. I have installed it recently and is fully updated. My wireless driver is: 02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom ...
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Hotspot failed authentication on Android - Ubuntu 16.04

Am using Ubuntu 16.04 , am creating shared wifi hotspot from my ubuntu desktop it works fine if i create it without password and it connect to my android device ok, but when i tried to create/edit a ...
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Hotspot made by Ubuntu is not visible in any Android phone [closed]

I tried to create a hotspot from network manager. The hotspot started correctly but it is not visible in any android phone. I tried this solution and followed the steps as given, but it didn't work. ...
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Created hotspot in ubuntu 16.04 is not able to connect

I had created hotspot using kde-nm-connection-manager in ubuntu 15.10 and was able to connect to it successfully. When I tried to do it in ubuntu 16.04 after upgrading, it says failed to activate ...
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Create hotspot using CLI only - ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I saw many howto's for creating a hotspot in Ubuntu 14.04 (in AP mode) using system settings. They are perfect. How do I create a hotspot using only command line however? I tried messing around ...
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How to create wifi hotspot in Ubuntu 16.04 since AP-Hotspot is no longer working

I have upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04. I was using ap-hotspot for wifi hotspot through terminal. It seems ap-hotspot is no more; is there any alternative to create a wifi hotspot? If there is, how can it be ...
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hostapd hotspot will only appear when ethernet is plugged in

This has been driving me nuts all day. Im using a fresh Ubuntu 15.10 on an odroid UX4 & Wifi Module 4 (RT5572N chipset) What I want is: automatically start hotspot on boot + ability to hotplug ...
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Can't connect to own Ubuntu-created WiFi hotspot

I followed this guide to create a hotspot: Create WiFi hotspot on ubuntu I go through all the steps but when it comes to the end, connecting my laptop to the hotspot, it does not work. I have tried ...
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How to create a wifi hotspot from the command line?

There are some good directions here for how to create a wifi hotspot by confguring a connection using the gui with wifi hardware that supports AP mode. However, I need to be able to do it within a ...
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How to solve adapter does not support AP (master) mode problem?

I have intel centrino N1000 wireless card. I am able to setup "wifi hotspot" with windows 7. But I am not able to setup "wifi hotspot" in ubuntu though I am able to connect to other wifi devices and ...
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Disconnect clients from wifi hotspot

How can I disconnect clients from my hotspot without blocking them and without restarting AP? Is it possible to do it using iptables? Thanks.
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Why does Wifi in master mode perform worse than in managed mode

I set up my Ubuntu's wifi adapter to master mode (using Network manager). I find that a client in the other side of the house (same floor) can not connect. On the other hand, when my Ubuntu box is in ...
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ap-hotspot not working

A day earlier I messed up with some network-manager configuration files in order to increase wifi range of my ap-hotspot hotspot on Ubuntu 14.04 Earlier it was working fine, but now I have got some ...
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how to create a hotspot when my laptop is already connected to a network

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 (...
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Wifi hotspot software package other than ap-hotspot?

I have tried using ap-hotspot to create a wifi-hotspot but it gives me some problem every time I use it . I just want to ask is there any other software package that create a wifi-hotspot othen than ...
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Create Wi-Fi hotspot in Lubuntu 15.04

I'm new to the OS and chose this community to find some help on my problems. I have Lubuntu based on version 15.04; I'm very satisfied, though it's more complicated than windows, but faster and safer. ...
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Problem with Installing ap-hotspot

Terminal: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ap-hotspot Output (Error Part for last command): E: Unable to locate package hostpd I'm going to ...