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I am running Ubuntu 11.04 on my laptop and I use a 3G USB modem for my Internet connection.

I wanted to share this Internet connection with my girlfriend's laptop that is running Window XP. Basically, I created the the wireless connection on my laptop and now it just connects and disconnects all the time. Why is it doing this? I am connected to the Internet via the 3G USB modem while I am also trying to connect the wireless set up, could that be the reason?

Is there anything I should do on the Windows computer during the wireless set up?

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Suspiciously sounds like this question at askubuntu.com only that they use a wired connection... Maybe this is still of help as it's dnsmasq-related. – sr_ May 24 '12 at 14:02
That's great. Thanks. sudo killall dnsmasq and restarting dnsmasq made it work like a charm. Thank you. Now I am just looking, how I could make the other Window computer gets the connection. – mika May 24 '12 at 14:15

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