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I am trying to share internet through my WiFi adapter which is in use for connection to that internet.
While I had Connectify license on Windows, I was able to do so:
Internet from: My Wifi adapter
Share through: My Wifi adapter
Simple as that!
Since I migrated completely to Linux, and I'm not planning come back, I'm a bit disappointed that such powerful OS is that problematic for doing same thing which is possible on poor Windows.
Can somebody point me to right direction?
My adapter is: Alfa Network AWUS036NH
Recognised on Linux: Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2870/RT3070 Wireless Adapter
OS: Debian Jessie 8.1

  • Linux gives you more control over the process of sharing a connexion, but handles it with no simplifications as easy as one button in a configuration pannel. You have to configure your server to act as a ROUTER. Digging this way, you'll find some solution including for example hostap to allow clients to connect to your server as it would be a hotspot, and netfilter (which require several kernel module to be loaded, and some iptable commands) – j-p Jul 7 '15 at 8:37
  • you may have a look at my netfilter config file (placed in /etc/network/if-up/) unix.stackexchange.com/questions/214178/… – j-p Jul 7 '15 at 8:39
  • if you plan to connect to your server through an ethernet link, it's also possible to make a bridge instead of using netfilter, but a bridge is not possible between two wifi adapters – j-p Jul 7 '15 at 10:14
  • Nothing have worked. At end I have bought hardware solid TP-Link WA830RE v2 and installed DD-WRT on it. It's better solution anyway. – xZero Jul 23 '15 at 13:38
  • I've read tooday that 'network-manager' on ubuntu has a magic button to share internet connexion, I've never tried, maybe it's working well... – j-p Jul 29 '15 at 16:37

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