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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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UBUNTU 22 Hotspot is not connecting

On Ubuntu 22, When hotspot is created, it is discoverable by other devices. But when I try to connect it, the status turns to saved, but mobile device is not connected. I tried it with multiple ...
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Hotspot only works after starting and stopping already disabled ufw service

I have recently decided to try out firewalld instead of ufw. After installation I ran these two commands to theoretically make the switch sudo systemctl disable ufw and sudo systemctl enable firewalld....
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Can't connect to ubuntu 22.04 hotspot

wifi hotspot is created easily and is visible to other devices too. but on the other hand after typing password to connect it just do nothing. can't able to connect my ubuntu 22.04 created hotspot can ...
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The network list doesn't show all the available WiFi networks (22.04, 20.04)

I just upgraded from ubuntu 20.04 to 22.04. The problem is that my personal hotspot doesn't show up in the networks list. Well, the network does show sometimes. But not all the time. I had the same ...
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phone can't connect to the ubuntu hotspot

I created a hotspot as you can see in the photo but when I connect with my phone its not working, I tried other phone and it's the same thing! What I can do please it's an emergencyenter image ...
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How do I use UFW to block a device in Ubuntu hotspot?

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 20.04, which connected to the internet via ethernet. I have setup a WiFi hotspot on this machine, so that I can share its internet connection. Say, I have third device (...
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How to re-enable AP mode on Broadcom wireless adapter

I have a problem: I have previously used the wifi adapter of my laptop, both on Ubuntu and Windows, to make hostpots, and am certain I've used AP mode before, but now on Ubuntu 20.04 I can't anymore. ...
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Creating a WPA3 Wi-Fi hotspot fails all the time

When I am trying to create a Wi-Fi hotspot that should offer a WPA3 Personal encryption, all CPUs are running mad for a few seconds before Ubuntu tells me that the creation of the hotspot failed. ...
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How to connect to my phones's hotspot automatically as soon as it is detected by my desktop?

I have two devices through which i access the internet on my Ubuntu 21.10 desktop:a portable broadband device (always active/on) and my android phone's hotspot (active occasionally to save battery). ...
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Hotspot worked in Win 10 but not in Ubuntu (no AP mode)

I used to run Windows 10 on my computer and used the Hotspot function with no problem. I have switched to Ubuntu 20.04 and now hot-spotting doesn't work, as when i run iw list I get: Supported ...
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Ubuntu is not connecting to wifi from iphone's personal hotspot, Please help!

When i try to connect my ubuntu with iphone's personal hotspot it won't connect in certain times, But sometimes it will recognize the device and connect to WiFi but it will automatically disconects in ...
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How to see and manage the connected devices on your Ubuntu hotspot?

I would like to check how many devices including mine are connected to the active hotspot, and perhaps manage the devices by kicking out unwanted devices that might be connected to my hotspot. I was ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 hotspot not working

I occasionally require hotspot from my laptop which runs Ubuntu 20.04 and till yesterday it was working, but without me doing anything it stopped. It shows that my Hotspot is on, it shows signals even ...
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is there any shortcut to turn on hotspot?

is there any shortcut to turn on hot-spot. Its to long procedure to turn on hot-spot. Its my daily need procedure. Please suggest me any short cut to turn on/off hot-spot directly.
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Can't create Wi-Fi hotspot while connected with wire on Ubuntu 20.04

There are some answers for the previous Ubuntu versions, but I couldn't apply them since the network settings interface has changed. I can create a wi-fi hotspot while I am not connected with a wire. ...
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Fall back to hotspot when no Wi-Fi network is available

I am running Kubuntu 20.04.2 LTS. I want my Wi-Fi card to create a hotspot if it cannot find one of the networks to connect to. I plan on taking this system out in the boonies and want to run headless ...
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How can I use VNC to connect to Ubuntu 18.04 via a WiFi hotspot without Internet access?

I've enabled a WiFi hotspot and enabled sharing using the Gnome Desktop Settings and using bVNC on a phone, everything works as it should-- as long as the PC is connected to the internet via another ...
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Bridging static LAN with outside dynamic WLAN

long time leecher first time poster so excuse me for beginner mistakes, i'm also tired after trying for hours: I'm trying to set up a bridge between a static LAN (internal network) and a dynamic WLAN (...
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Wifi-Ap snap, Simultaneous Client and Access Point now working

I've tried running "Simultaneous STA / AP Mode" using wifi-ap snap as described here: https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/simultaneous-sta-ap-mode/19964 Tested on Ubuntu Server 20 and Ubuntu Core ...
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wireless device doesn't support hotspot

last year i first time install zorin 15.2 on my pc.I am new to linux. I have wifi adapter "QHMPL 0118UL" driver name "mt7601u" and last year when i installed zorin every thing goes ...
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"Hotspot" button removed from Kubuntu 21.04

I use Kubuntu 21.04. After the last upgrade in my machine, the "Hotspot" button in the network system tray simply disappeared. I don't know if it is a misconfiguration or if some brilliant ...
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Hotspot on 20.04.2 and network settings in general seem to be extremely bugged

As the title says, hotspot on 20.04.2 and network settings in general seem to be extremely bugged. Not sure what's going on but it's annoying and I unfortunately am not good enough with ubuntu to do ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 wifi disconnects and then reconnects after every few minutes (sometimes even seconds)

I have tried many solutions but nothing seems to be working. Only wired connection works consistently. On my same laptop, I have Windows 10 installed as well and I never get this problem at all. So, ...
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Ubuntu hotspot in my Dell Studio is not connecting to any device

I have created Ubuntu Hotspot in my Ubuntu 20.04.2. When I tried to connect it to my Android phone or my other Laptop, "Joining "My-WiFI" timed out. please retry later." My Laptop ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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