This tutorial will show how to create wireless hotspot in Ubuntu.
You can share your cable internet connection from your desktop to your android or other devices via creating Wi-Fi hotspot. Ubuntu network manager provides a way to create Wi-Fi hotspot in your desktop.
Note : Below tutorial only for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus.
Follow below steps.
- Search for ‘Network Connections’ from Dash or Click ‘Edit Connections’ from notification area network menu.
- In the network connection window, click Add.
- Choose connection type as Wi-Fi.
- In the next Wi-Fi tab, type any name for SSID. It would be the Wi-Fi hotspot name which can be seen in other devices. Select Mode as Hotspot. In the Device drop down, select the mac address available for your wireless card.
- Go to Wi-Fi Security Tab and select Security as WPA and WPA2 Personal and give a Wi-Fi password which is needed to connect from your Android or other devices.
- Go to IPv4 Settings Tab and choose Method as Shared to other computers.
- Click Save.
- Now you can search for Wi-Fi hotspot with the name you choose from your Android or other devices.
Drop a comment below if you are facing trouble creating Wi-Fi hotspot in Ubuntu.