Linux is one of the most widely used operating systems today by students, developers and programmers. No wonder that a lot of these users need a software that they can use to route their wired internet connection via their wireless module on their laptops. To do so, a hotspot software that works with Linux systems is required. Check out how to create hotspot on Ubuntu easily
How to Create Hotspot on Ubuntu Operating System
- Disable WiFi. Plug in your internet cable. Always use a wired connection.
- Go to the network options via the network icon. Click on Edit connections. Click on ADD button in the pop up window.
- Choose WiFi when asked to choose connection type.
- Type in connection name, SSID. Select more to infrastructure. For the Device MAC address, select your wireless card from Drop-down menu
- Select WiFi security setting to WPA and WPA2 personal. Set your preferred password
- In IPv4 settings, select “shared to other computers” in the ‘Method Drop down box‘. Click on save.
- Now, you will get a configuration file that will be saved in /etc/networkmanager/system-connections directory.
- Open the terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) or click on terminal icon, paste the command below and press enter. You can now edit the configuration file.
- sudo gedit /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/wifi-hotspot
- Replace WiFi-hotspot with the connection name you gave for your connection.
- After the configuration file opens, search for the line ‘mode=infrastructure” and change it to “mode=ap“
- Save the file.
- Now enable WiFi from the network manager icon. You are done. If required, you should select to “connect to hidden wifi network‘ from the dropdown box. You can use your phone to connect to the hotspot you set up as well.
Now you are all set and you can use your laptop with Ubuntu operating system as a portable hotspot source. If you have any problems setting it up, comment below. Check out the best hotspot software for windows operating system