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How to turn laptop into wifi hotspot

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:50 am
by surjagain
Installed the Linux Mint KDE 12 on a Lenovo G570. I use a 3G USB modem to connect to the internet. I have a tablet which can connect to the internet using Wifi. Windows 7 enables me to turn the laptop into a Virtual Router and use it as a wifi hotspot. How can I do this using KDE?

Re: How to turn laptop into wifi hotspot

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:21 am
by viking777
Moved here by moderator.

(KDE uses a different network manager to Gnome).

Re: How to turn laptop into wifi hotspot

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:56 am
by Detonate

Re: How to turn laptop into wifi hotspot

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:33 am
by surjagain
Do i need to install the Gnome Network Manager?

Re: How to turn laptop into wifi hotspot

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:45 am
by Detonate
I have not done it with the KDE network manager, but it should be possible.

Re: How to turn laptop into wifi hotspot

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:43 pm
by mads
The other link is about ICS (Internet Connection Sharing).
Create your own wifi Hotspot in Ubuntu 11.10 in just a minute

Re: How to turn laptop into wifi hotspot

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:00 am
by Monsta
That article seems to be about Ubuntu/Mint with Gnome 3 (for example, there's no such option in Gnome 2.3x/MATE control panel), so I guess you'll have to search for KDE-specific article separately. :)

Re: How to turn laptop into wifi hotspot

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:12 am
by mads
Monsta wrote:That article seems to be about Ubuntu/Mint with Gnome 3 (for example, there's no such option in Gnome 2.3x/MATE control panel), so I guess you'll have to search for KDE-specific article separately. :)
Hei Monsta, I am running KDE and I can see all the options referred to in the article.

Re: How to turn laptop into wifi hotspot

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:29 am
by Monsta
Hmm, I thought those screenshots were from Gnome... so I spoke just in case. :)