Questions tagged [hot-spot]

A Hotspot is a device that offers internet connection in an area. Use this tag if you have trouble creating or using hotspots in Ubuntu.

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Wifi + Wired Hot-spot possible?

Running Ubuntu 20.04. I want to setup a wifi hot-spot which distributes IPs by dhcp. Furthermore I want to connect to this 'hot-spot' by wired ethernet connection. So the wired connection shall be in ...
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Can I bridge (same subnet) my wifi (hotspot, not client) to wired LAN using NetworkManager?

Setup: I have an Ubuntu box with 2 wired ports (WAN and LAN) and WiFi. My goal is simple: I just want the box to behave as a firewall/router (with NAT) from the WAN to the LAN+WiFi, where the latter ...
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windows laptop cant connect to ubuntu 20.04 hotspot

(my android phone can connect to the ubuntu hot-spot without any issue) when i try to connect my windows laptop to the hot-spot it says to "enter the pin from the router label". since from ...
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Netplan - Create multiple access point

I want to setup two access point on two dedicated wifi interface, using ubuntu server 20.10. I configured netplan, but only one interface runs as AP! Netplan YAML configuration file: network: renderer:...
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users are creating mobile hotspot in our office how to disable permanently hotspot option on ubuntu 16.4

In my office we have ubuntu systems for all the users but nowadays users are creating hotspot in user account and they dont have admin access too. how can i disable mobile hotspot option on ubuntu 16....
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Why can't I share my internet access wireless to wireless on Ubuntu even thought I could do it on Windows 10 with the same card?

I have tried sharing my WIFI connection via a hotspot in Windows 10, and it worked perfectly, with an added latency of 10ms, at the worst. But on the same laptop, I can't share my internet connection ...
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Hotspot created but cannot be discovered

Recently I decided to switch my WIFI card from EMMY-W163 (datasheet: https://www.u-blox.com/sites/default/files/EMMY-W1_DataSheet_%28UBX-15011785%29.pdf) to WPEA-121N (https://www.sparklan.com/product/...
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Cannot Turned Wifi Hospot On Ubuntu 18.04

I tried to turn on WiFi Hotspot on Ubuntu 18.04, but when I pressed the "Turn Wifi Host" button nothing happened. it wasn't like this before. can anyone help me? thank you :) priview : https:...
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GNOME hotspot sleeps after sometime

I tried to create a hotspot from Gnome GUI and from Create ap both are working but whenever laptop on battery gnome hotspot become unconscious( means hotspot is active but can't take connections and ...
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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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devices can't connect to my ubuntu hotspot

After new fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04, I created WiFi hotspot, but no new device can connect to it, it's just appearing as an open WiFi saved and never connect, I try to connect to it manually by ...
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WiFi hotspot using ethernet/LAN behind proxy

I have a desktop PC with LAN connection which is running behind a proxy 10...*:8080. Internet connection works fine on the PC. I have connected USB WiFi router https://www.tp-link.com/in/home-...
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iPhone hotspot with USB does not work

I used to connect my iPhone with USB to my computer and turn on hotspot on the iPhone, and my laptop would automatically connect to the internet. After a while, it stopped working (ubuntu 20.04.1). I ...
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How to share VPN through an internet hotspot?

I wanted to connect the laptop to the internet via ethernet and share the VPN connection(which is turned on) with the internet via a wireless hotspot, So, I know how can I hotspot the internet ...
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High internet speed (using LAN) on ubuntu 20.10 system, but low speed on devices (android smart phones) after connecting to ubuntu hotspot

I recently switched on to Ubuntu 20.10 from my Windows OS. I connected my laptop having Ubuntu to internet via LAN, and the speed on it is fine, ~100 Mbps. When I created hotspot on laptop to get ...
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Want to Make Devices(Connected) Whitelisted for my Hotspot in Ubuntu

I have made my Ubuntu machine as Hotspot point.Now I want to make some devices whitelisted so that other people will not be abe to use my wifi. I have googled some stuffs but nothing was that much ...
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WIFI hotspot only running at 144mbps@5GHz but should be much faster Alfa Network AWUS1900

I own an Alfa Network AWUS1900 wireless adapter which I use to create a 5GHz hotspot in Ubuntu, which is running in VMWare Workstation under a Windows10-host, which both use the same network. The ...
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WiFi works only when from a hotspot

I am on Ubuntu 20.04 and since last week, my PC won't connect to the WiFi anymore, except when it comes from my phone's hotspot. Below are what is returned by some commands in the terminal: lspci -knn ...
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My Samsung Galaxy J6 phone can't connect to my laptop (ubuntu 20.04) Wi-Fi hotspot (Ethernet connected)

I'm using ethernet connection on my ASUS Aspire 3 laptop. Recently I've updated to 20.04 (when I was using 18.04 i didn't have such problems). My phone can see the network but when trying to connect ...
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Cannot connect to ubuntu's hotspot

I created a hotspot on ubuntu20.04 with the available option "Turn on Wi-Fi Hotspot" under Wi-Fi menu in settings. However, all my devices (including another ubuntu) can see the network, ...
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Does Hotspot Login window in Ubuntu allow saving file streamed by server?

When Ubuntu 18.04 displays captive portal in the Hotspot Login window, is it capable of allowing user to save files streamed by the server? If the same portal is opened in Firefox browser for example, ...
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It takes minutes to access the network after conneted the hotspot created by Ubuntu

The host machine is Ubuntu 16.04. It connects to the internet using wired way and creates a hotspot using the WIFI module. When another computer with windows 10 systerm connects this WIFI. It will ...
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Problem with D-Link DWA-121 hotspot

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS with KDE Plasma environment, and I have problems with D-Link DWA 121 wifi adapter. I can connect to wifi, but hotspot does not work. When I turn on hotspot I get this error ...
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I got my system tethered to my iPhone but cannot find the IP address so I can ssh in

Newbie here. How do i find the IP address of my hotspot connection? $iwconfig gives me this lo no wireless extensions. eth0 no wireless extensions. wlan0 IEEE 802.11 ESSID:"...
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How to keep WiFi hardware enabled while on an ethernet connection?

Dell Latitude 7480 Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS I'm fairly new to Ubuntu but I'm loving everything about it so far. I do have one nagging issue. I want to be able to have my laptop be a hotspot while I am ...
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How would you use Wifi Hotspot as AP to ethernet network instead of its own LAN?

I want to use the 5ghz wifi module in my Ubuntu 20.04 computer to give a faster wifi connection to certain devices than my regular 2.4ghz router. I set up a hotspot and set the correct band, but since ...
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iPhone USB wired hotspot tethering doesn't work on my Ubuntu 18.04

I don't know why but the USB wired hotspot doesn't work on my Ubuntu 18.04. On my Windows desktop it works and all iPhone settings are correctly adjusted. I already tried to install some packages ...
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Why Ubuntu disconnects from wifi when turning on hotspot and how to solve this problem? [duplicate]

Why Ubuntu disconnects from Wi-Fi when turning on hotspot and how to solve this problem??
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Fixing Hot-Spot not working (Ubuntu 20.04)

So recently I put Ubuntu on my old laptop to use as a hotspot and everything worked fine. I managed to connect it to my phone with no problem however when trying it out on my pc (windows 10) it can't ...
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hot-spot with vpn on ubuntu 18.04

How can i use a vpn and wireless hot-spot at the same time? I have a laptop with ubuntu 18.04. I create a hot-spot on it and can connect devices to it. But when i use vpn on that laptop then hot-spot ...
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How can I create a hotspot in Lubuntu 20?

I want to create local network, which would allow other computers to connect. I have not found way to do this. Not a duplicate of Creating a hotspot in Lubuntu as their answers is not usable in ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 WiFi hotspot not working on mobiles

I am trying to make the WiFi hotspot work. It is visible to the devices, but once I connect the Android phone, it shows a "failed to obtain IP address." I tried setting random IP addresses, ...
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hp laptop frequently Disconnect from Hotspot

I completely erased Windows license 2 days ago and shifted to Ubuntu 20.04. In Ubuntu I'm facing Wi-Fi connection issue [unlike Windows 8.1 (64-bit)]. On starting laptop it goes well. But later on, Wi-...
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Create WiFi Hotspot with WiFi USB Adapter Sharing Wireless Internet Connection

I am currently connected to a WiFi hotspot using my laptop's internal WiFi adapter and I would like to create a WiFi hotspot using a USB WiFi Adapter where I can share the internet connection form my ...
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DHCP server + Wifi access point + bridge

I have an Ubuntu machine connected to an ethernet network of several devices. I want the Ubuntu machine to provide DHCP for the wired network, while also providing a wireless access point which ...
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Monitor devices network usage and bandwidth in real time

I want to make a hotspot connection from my PC running any linux distribution by sharing the network connection from my ethernet port and redirect network to all other devices in the network. I need ...
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Wifi-Hotspot is not visible on other devices

I am using Ubuntu 20.04. When I turn on hotspot, no signals are detected in my android phone, and on the same machine, on Windows it used to work fine. When the hotspot is on: Kindly help in ...
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WiFi Hotspot Disable Neighbor discovery

I am using WiFi hotspot feature of Ubuntu 18.04 to create a hotspot for my devices. I need to prevent different devices on the network from contacting each other. More specifically, I have two phones ...
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Setting proxy server in Ubuntu for NetShare (hotspot by smartphone)

I'm trying to connect to the hotspot of my smartphone (Netshare app); to do that i need to insert the address and the port (in windows it works). I wrote the address in the field proxy HTTP in the ...
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iPhone hotspot for internet - Internet ooainfully slow with “USB only”. Mediocre with “”Turn on WiFi and Bluebooth"

I've put all the versions and speeds at the bottom. I'm away from home and having to use my iPhone's hotspot to get internet. I would have though "USB only" would have been the faster and more secure ...
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Ubuntu 20.04: WiFi hotspot not turning on saying system policy prohibits turning it on

Ubuntu wifi hotspot is not turning on. It's saying system policy prohibits turning it on.
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Wifi hotspot is not working in Ubuntu 20.04 in my desktop

I have s particularly good Lan connection to my desktop. To connect some other devices to the internet, I brought a Tp-link Wi-Fi adapter (Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8188EUS 802.11n Wireless ...
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“System Policy prohibits use as a Hotspot” when trying to turn on WiFi hotspot (option grayed out)

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 on ThinkPad x230, W540, T440p, etc. Sometimes (appears randomly) after a reboot, I try to click on "Turn on WiFi hotspot..." under WiFi settings, but it is greyed out and when ...
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My machine as Wi-Fi Hotspot broken after upgrade to 20.04

I use my Ubuntu machine as a wifi hotspot: it is wired to my ADSL modem and uses its wifi card as a hotspot. Upon upgrade to 20.04 from 18.04 the hotspot stopped working. I have tried reconfiguring ...
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Permanently disable hotspot in Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04

Our company is totally open-source. Mostly we work on Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04. Most of our employees have turned on the hotspot in the network settings. We want to block all these hotspot connections. ...
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How to create hidden SSID hotspots in Ubuntu 18.04 and above

I could see the button to create a hotspot and share the internet from my Ethernet interface. Ubuntu sets a random password and the machine name as SSID. In older versions I was able to edit the ...
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Connect to ubuntu hotspot from ubuntu laptop

I'm having a lot of difficulty connecting from an ubuntu 18.04 laptop to a hotspot setup on my ubuntu 18.04 desktop. Laptop card 02:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac ...
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2 USB WiFi adapters, one as a hotspot and the other connecting to a WiFi router

I am building a remote streaming box with a minimum install of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and gnome legacy desktop. This box will be hosting OBS Studio remote controlled. I need one USB Wifi adapter to act as a ...
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Hotspot is invisible

Installed Ubuntu 18.04 . When I turn on Hotspot ,it's open as normal.but when I search for this Hotspot in my mobile , I am not able to see it or connect it. I have tried various methods , created new ...
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Wifi Hotspot in Ubuntu for wireless network

So I searched a lot but couldn't find a solution to share my wireless network via Hotspot for Ubuntu. On the same device, Windows 10 can do it but I need a solution for Ubuntu 18.04 as I can't really ...

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