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 hotspot on laptop with lid closed [closed]

I have a laptop that I use to create a Wifi Hotspot where other devices connect. Is there a way to close the lid of this laptop and maintain the Wifi Hotspot 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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Ubuntu hangs when hotspot is on for long time

I have Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series with ubuntu 20.04 I use this machine as a hot-spot to connect to other machine. Everything works fine. But after continuous use as a hotspot(around 9-10 hours) ...
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Hotspot apparently working, but no internet on client

I recently updated to Ubuntu 20.04 from 18.04, after some troubleshooting everything is working fine, or almost everything. I have a wired network connected and was using my laptop as a hotspot before ...
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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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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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hotspot feature is diable in ubuntu 20 focal fossa

the hotspot feature is grayed in ubuntu 20 focal fossa on hovering with mouse arrow it shows system policy prohibits use as a hotspot. hotspot feature is available in ubuntu 18. i dont want to ...
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Creating a server on ubuntu-desktop 19.04 using mobile hotspot

I am using ubuntu-desktop 19.04 and want to create my own temporary server using mobile hotspot for remote file sharing, webpage hosting. I have tried some solutions but they only supported local ...
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Connect use iphone as a wifi hotspot

My iphone (#A) is recognized by my system (ubuntu 18.04), according to bluetoothctl. It's also listed as "ON" in the settings GUI. But when I try to connect to the net using nmtui I get the ...
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iPad as a second monitor using computer's wifi-hotspot

I am on Ubuntu 18.04. I know how to set my iPad as a second monitor using VNC when my devices are on the same network. However, currently I can only use a LAN cable with my PC. I can connect my iPad ...
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Ubuntu 18: Hotspot does not use OpenVPN connection from its settings

In Ubuntu 18 when I edit my hotspot with nm-network-manager, I'm ticking the box for Automatically connect to VPN when using this connection. However this setting seems to be defective and always ...
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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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Share Internet over Wif-Fi hotspot network

A Wi-Fi hotspot is created on computer C1. C1 is not connected to any other network. A computer C2 is connected to this Wi-Fi network and to Internet. Is there a way to configure C2 to share the ...
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why does gnome wifi hotspot window keep popping up?

I have Ubuntu18 LTS running on an old iMac. I have the wifi hardware disabled and my router doesn't have a portal. For some reason hotspot login keeps opening and closing and my network icon changes ...
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How to share Internet (eth0) with Ethernet (eth1) and Wifi at the same time?

Problem I would like to share an Ethernet connection with two other Network Interfaces. So one source, and two shared connections. Background Here is a screencap of my Advanced Network ...
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Trouble generating wifi hotspot in ubuntu 18.04

What happened was I wanted to change my WiFi hotspot default name, so I followed instructions as mentioned here. The following commands were written by me on the terminal: sudo vim /etc/...
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Is it possible to use WiFi Hotspot to serve files?

I want to be able to serve files from my laptop, over wifi, with no router or internet connection. My goal is to make it so that when I travel to the area without internet, my other devices(iPad) ...
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If I make a hotspot and connect my mobile to my laptop, can an ISP detect it?

I am running a hotspot using the create_ap bash script on Ubuntu. Is there any way for an ISP to detect the devices connected to a computer on which a hotspot is made?
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HotSpot Lubuntu 18.04.3 No Internet Connection

I have created a hotspot using the NetworkManager UI following tutorials on the internet (e.g.). # route -n Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface 0.0.0.0 ...
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Chrome is showing this site cannot be reached

When I try to access any website in either Chrome or Firefox through my phone's hot-spot, I see "This site cannot be reached. Site is either down or relocated". But in terminal, nslookup and ping ...
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Does my wireless network card supports broadcasting hotspot in 5GH band?

I am using create_ap script to make a hotspot, but I can not transmit on 5GH band this is the output of iw list and I wanted to know if my device support making hotspot on 5gh? Wiphy phy0 max # scan ...
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How to make an IPV6 only hotspot on Ubuntu 18.04?

I'm trying to create an IPV6 only network in Ubuntu. I used this solution to create the hotspot and that worked. In order to make it IPV6 only using nm-connection-editor, I disabled IPV4 and checked ...
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Can I enable WPA2 HotSpot Encryption?

My Situation I'm running the latest Ubuntu 18.04 and I'm capable of opening a WEP encrypted hotspot, but for security reasons I'd like to avoid WEP and use WPA2 instead. Needless to say, opening nm-...
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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. But it gives me error message when I create one. It shows connecting and then the ...
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Lubuntu 18.04.3 Wi-Fi not working, tried different things

I have started using Lubuntu recently on my laptop to lengthen its lifespan (the machine is kinda old and Windows was crashing on a regular basis) but now I'm having a very hard time with wi-fi. Wired ...
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I have ubuntu 18.04.3 on lenevo Ideapad 310. Network speed on hotspot created from it is less than 100kb/s

I have installed Ubuntu 18.04.3 on my laptop and the network speed is slow compared to Windows for wired connection and the hotspot created from it gives speed less than 100kb/s. I am using "...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Network Manager Hotspot crash on launch

Computer: HP ProOne 440 G4 4YW00ES Wifi module: wn725n
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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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WiFi adapter disappears when I connect to wired network

I'm on Ubuntu 19.04, but I had this problem on Debian and Widows 7 too. I want to use my computer as hotspot while it's connected to LAN, but as soon as I connect the ethernet cable, WiFi is disabled ...
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Ubuntu Chrome 75.0.3770.142 DNS_Probe_Finished_Bad_Config when mobile hotspot

I don't know if this is a Ubuntu, Chrome or mobile hotspot specific issue. When I want my mobile phone to provide an Internet connection for my laptop on the train, I get the error mentioned in the ...
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Give internet connection to hotspot through connected device

I am creating a hotspot from my Raspbery Pi so that I ssh to it from anywhere. If I do that however, I have no way to update the Pi because it has no access to internet. Would it be possible to ...
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My Mi Mini Wifi Router isn't working

I recently came to Ubuntu from Windows 10. I used a Mi Mini Pocket Wifi router USB device(/MI WLAN USB Adapter) for creating hotspot from my computer. But, in Ubuntu, I can't use that. I installed a ...
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wifi hotspot start up

I am using my Ubuntu LTS 18.04 to hotspot an internet connection to various other devices, but I would like this to be the default configuration, but when I restart the system I currently have to ...
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Problem always start ubuntu in Wi-Fi hotspot (18.04) [closed]

Every time I start the pc it shows a hotspot network connection, i was looking for a way to disable/delete it
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Ubuntu 19.04 Hotspot is not visible to android phones

I created a wifi hotspot on my ubuntu Laptop, but when I search for it on my android phone it's not visible. Any suggestions?
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How to setup an open (No Password) Wi-Fi Hotspot in Ubuntu

I have successfully setup a Wi-Fi Hotspot in Ubuntu 18. But I want it to be open to everyone, no passwords required. How can I achieve this?
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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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How to connect with x2go to remote desktop via public ip?

I have two laptops. Using x2go I succeeded at connection from one to another and vice versa via local IP, e.g. in the field Host i typed 192.168.0.101 for first and 192.168.0.102 for second. Now, I'm ...
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Create Hotspot on orangePi and use another usb wifi for internet access

can we build and design like this image? board is orangePi
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ubuntu 18.04 hotspot not visible

I'm Using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and trying to share internet from 3g Huawei modem to android phone. I followed these steps, but Hotspot not visible on android devices:
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Hotspot in Ubuntu 18.04 via external wificard (iBaton)

I am using laptop with Ubuntu 18.04, and using two WiFi card 1. PCI wifi card $ lspci | grep -i Network 03:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter (rev ...
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WiFi Hotspot and Domain Name

I managed to activate a WiFi Hotspot on my Ubuntu 18.04 server: see this SO-question. Now I can already connect my Android Tablet to this hotspot and also reach a webserver on the Ubuntu server, when ...
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Phone Hotspot Connection Problem

I turned on the hotspot on my Android phone then I connected the laptop to my phone hotspot. Now the laptop is connected but with a question mark on the wifi icon on the top bar. So it's connected but ...

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