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wifi hotspot linux mint

Postby Wildstone » Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:13 am

hey guyz . Please help me how can i enable wifi hotspot . i already tried doing it through the setting by add wifi and set up the config .. after doing these steps i get the wifi hotspot with 0 signals .. any software .

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Re: wifi hotspot linux mint

Postby administrollaattori » Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:35 pm

Hotspot from Mint or to Mint?

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Re: wifi hotspot linux mint

Postby Wildstone » Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:31 pm

wifi hotspot from my os so i can use on mobile phone .. from linux

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Re: wifi hotspot linux mint

Postby Wildstone » Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:58 pm

i have already tried this method ::


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Simple steps: Create wifi hotspot in ubuntu

Disable Wifi (Uncheck Enable Wi-Fi)
Go to network connection (Edit Connections...)
Click "Add"
Choose "Wi-Fi" and click "Create"
Type in Connection name like "wifi-hotspot"
Type in SSID as you wish
Choose Device MAC Address from the dropdown (wlan0)
Wifi Security select "WPA & WPA2 Personal" and set a password.
Go to IPv4 Settings tab, from Method drop-down box select Shared to other computers.
Then save and close.
Open Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and type in the following command with your connection name used in step 5.
sudo gedit /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/wifi-hotspot
Find mode=infrastructure and change it to mode=ap
Now check the network section where wi-fi will be connected to the created hotspot automatically. If you can not find it, go to Connect to Hidden Network... Find the connection and connect to it.

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Re: wifi hotspot linux mint

Postby MintBean » Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:07 pm

Network settings->Create wireless hotspot.

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Re: wifi hotspot linux mint

Postby minitux » Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:58 pm

on Mint 18.2 Cinnamon, I created a wifi hotspot of my DSL connection this way
Network Manager-->network connections-->add-->wifi and set
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and I share my DSL network (ethernet modem with user name and password provided by ISP) through the pc's wifi card to connect smartphones and tablets

In Mint 18.2 kde plasma 5 , i use another way, configuring a hot spot wifi from plasma-nm

EDIT i'm now on kde
plasma-nm-->configure connections-->add
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Sorry for my English, is not my language

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Re: wifi hotspot linux mint

Postby Wildstone » Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:11 pm

this method is not working . i have tried this method like 10 times... whenever i created through this method i get the wifi hotspot woth 0% signals ...

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Re: wifi hotspot linux mint

Postby minitux » Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:09 am

I only have the DSL connection to test and for me that procedure works.

unfortunately I can not say anything else, but what connection do you have? do you have an ethernet connection?

what exactly is it? maybe somebody you know how to help.
Sorry for my English, is not my language

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Re: wifi hotspot linux mint

Postby Wildstone » Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:26 am

I am using wifi internet !! Actually i am in university and using their wifi . So i want to share the internet with my phone through my pc i can't have access to the uni internet through my mobile because we have to submit our MAC address in the office to have internet so i already submitted for my laptop ::

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Re: wifi hotspot linux mint

Postby minitux » Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:31 am

I think it's not possible because I do not think the wifi card can receive and transmit at the same time

or receives or transmits, but not together
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Re: wifi hotspot linux mint

Postby MintBean » Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:32 am

Wildstone wrote:I am using wifi internet !! Actually i am in university and using their wifi . So i want to share the internet with my phone through my pc i can't have access to the uni internet through my mobile because we have to submit our MAC address in the office to have internet so i already submitted for my laptop ::
Are you sure you're limited to one device?

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Re: wifi hotspot linux mint

Postby Wildstone » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:47 am

yup ... but back when i had window 10 i can use without any trouble .Now in Linux i don't know what to do ?

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Re: wifi hotspot linux mint

Postby Wildstone » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:10 am

I am getting this ..

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Re: wifi hotspot linux mint

Postby jimbobs » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:53 am

I don't believe it's possible to have a wi-fi hotspot when your PC is connected to the Internet via wi-fi due to hardware limitations. In fact, if you try to set up a wi-fi hotspot using Menu, Network, Create a Wireless Hotspot, you will get a message telling you:

"If you have a connection to the Internet other than wireless, you can set up a wireless hotspot to share the connection with others, Switching on the wireless hotspot will disconnect you from (your existing wi-fi connection).

It is not possible to access the Internet through your wireless while the hotspot is active."
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Re: wifi hotspot linux mint

Postby MintBean » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:03 am

There are two possible alternatives:
1) Get your phone registered and see if you can share the phone connection as a wireless hotspot. I don't know if this is possible while the phone is connected to the router's wifi.

2) Change your Mint Mac address to be the same as your phone. Just make sure they're not both trying to connect to wifi at the same time as I assume it will cause problems.

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Re: wifi hotspot linux mint

Postby jimbobs » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:09 am

Found this here: https://askubuntu.com/questions/318973/how-do-i-create-a-wifi-hotspot-sharing-wireless-internet-connection-single-adap#324785

"I managed to setup a wireless hotspot to share the internet connection from the same single wireless interface device. This wireless device must to use an Atheros driver that is already build with nl80211 support. Next I will show you how."
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Re: wifi hotspot linux mint

Postby jimbobs » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:16 am

Another solution here: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/84440/hotspot-and-internet-access-together-why-not/84441#84441

I think I'll try this one myself in order to extend the range of my wi-fi. It will be interesting to see the impact on range and Internet access performance.
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Re: wifi hotspot linux mint

Postby jimbobs » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:43 am

jimbobs wrote:Another solution here: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/84440/hotspot-and-internet-access-together-why-not/84441#84441

I think I'll try this one myself in order to extend the range of my wi-fi. It will be interesting to see the impact on range and Internet access performance.


Didn't work for me. I got the error message:

ERROR: Your adapter does not support AP (master) mode
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Re: wifi hotspot linux mint

Postby Wildstone » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:58 am

the first method u mention .. did it worked for you

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Re: wifi hotspot linux mint

Postby jimbobs » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:32 pm

Wildstone wrote:the first method u mention .. did it worked for you


No, because i don't have an Atheros driver.

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jfr@Inspiron-1525 ~ $ lsmod | grep ath
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