[Quick Tip] How To Create Wi-Fi Hotspot in Ubuntu

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.
Edit Connections


  • In the network connection window, click Add.
Add Network Connection


  • Choose connection type as Wi-Fi.
Choose Connection


  • 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.