I'm trying to create a wifi hotspot in gnome shell and Arch Linux. I open "System Settings" > "Network", then I select "wifi" on the LH side and click "Use as Hotspot..." on the bottom.
The system tells that the hotspot is on, shows me the SSID, Security Type (WEP only) and a security key. It does not allow me to configure (there's no configure option). Also the hot spot seems actually not being avaiable. If I try to scan for hotspots by any other device, the hotspot is not found and by manually inserting SSID, WEP and password it doesn't work too.
I used to do without problems in Ubuntu, so my feeling is that I'm missing some dependencies and/or configuration in Arch Linux.
I made little progress by installing
modemmanager and enabling it
sudo systemctl start ModemManager.service && sudo systemctl enable ModemManager.service
Now the hotspot starts and divices can connect to it. However there's still no configuration available for the hotspot (i.e. change name, wep etc) and also I noticed that if running some web services on host (hot spot host) consumed by connected devices, not always works as expected and give errors.
I guess I'm still missing something to make it complete and working 100%. Any hints?