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creating wifi hotspot

Post by ssad0763 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:39 pm

I have a linux mint laptop that runs on a wireless connection. Its an old laptop so I wanted to convert it into a hotspot. I looked it up online and it shows how to do it while the computer is connected to a wired connection. How can i create a wifi hotspot from my laptop without having to connect it to a wired connection?

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Re: creating wifi hotspot

Post by deepakdeshp » Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:09 pm

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Re: creating wifi hotspot

Post by phd21 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:29 pm

Hi "ssad0763",

It would help to know more about your system setup. If you run "inxi -Fxzd" from the console terminal prompt, highlight the results, copy and paste them back here, that should provide enough information.

I have read a lot of these tutorials on this, and I think what they mean for some of these instructions is that you should disable your current WifI connection by unchecking the option in the Network Manager, then create new WiFi hotspot connection per instructions, regardless whether you are connected to a wired internet (Ethernet) connection as the usual instructions state, then re-enable your normal WiFi connection, and it should then reconnect to your normal WiFi connection and automatically connect to the new WiFi "hotspot" which should be available for other devices to connect to. You may need to logout and log back in or restart as well. The 3rd link below claims it can be done without disconnecting the current WiFi connection.

Perhaps these links will help you.
1.) General search results
https://www.google.com/search?q=create+ ... nection%3F

2.) 3 Ways to Create Wifi Hotspot in Ubuntu 14.04 (Android Support)
http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/201 ... ot-ubuntu/

3.) This looks to be the easiest way, but I am already using the KDE desktop, and other Linux Mint editions can use this method as well.

How do I share my "WIFI" (not LAN or wired connection) as an Hotspot in Ubuntu? I also don't want my Laptop WIFI to get disconnected after turning on the hotspot.

See first answer by Mayank Bhushan, Linux User, Written Dec 19, 2015
https://www.quora.com/How-do-I-share-my ... he-hotspot

Good Luck... Let us know which method you chose and that works for you.

Hope this helps ...
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Re: creating wifi hotspot

Post by leonida » Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:21 am

if you have wired connection then do this:
1)go to network connections and click "Add"
2)the window will open choose "wifi"
3)connection name set up as you like example:"wifi-connection"
4)SSID:same thing
5)Mode:Hotspot
6)open your terminal and write command "ifconfig" (make sure your wlan in on) and there will be usually 3 subsections find where it writes something like "wl01" and look for HWaddr you should have something like this 74:de:3c:5i:1e:17 -> copy that addres and paste in "Device:"
7)go to wi-fi security ,and chose WPA & WPA2 personal -> set up password
8)iPV4 Settings -> Mode:Shared to other computers
9)Save
and you have you wifi

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Re: creating wifi hotspot

Post by leonida » Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:25 am

if you have wired connection then do this:
  • go to network connections and click "Add"
  • the window will open choose "Wi-Fi"
  • connection name set up as you like example:"wifi-connection"
  • SSID:same thing
  • Mode:Hotspot
  • open your terminal and write command

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    ifconfig
    (make sure your wlan in on) and there will be usually 3 subsections find where it writes something like "wl01" and look for HWaddr you should have something like this 74:de:3c:5i:1e:17 -> copy that addres and paste in "Device:"
  • go to wi-fi security ,and chose WPA & WPA2 personal -> set up password
  • iPV4 Settings -> Mode:Shared to other computers
  • Save
and you have you wifi

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Re: creating wifi hotspot

Post by NitasSon » Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:42 am

Hi all,

I've gotten this far with little or no trouble but my final goal is to connect my Apple TV gen 3 to my VPN service. I'm in China right now and one can only watch so much Redbull TV and movie previews. The laptop that's to be the VPN router is an old Toshiba Satellite running 18.3 Sylvia 32 bit on a Celeron processor.

Basically, I want to connect the Apple TV to that WiFi network and turn on the VPN on the lap top so I can Netflix and YouTube on the TV again. Any ideas for the Linux newbie?

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Re: creating wifi hotspot

Post by Moem » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:25 am

Hi NitasSon, welcome! Please start a new topic, since this one is too old to be revived; you can link to this one for reference or copy&paste information found here.
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