I'm trying to configure a hotspot in my Linux Mint 15. There are no specific manuals for 15, but I found this video which describes hot to make a hotspot in Mint 14.

Creating it in Mint 15 not much differ, but I cannot find a button to configure hotspot. Here is how my Network Manager looks like when hotspot is on:

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I cannot find Options button. Hot can I configure SSID, security type and key without it?

  • 2
    I don't understand what's the point of removing features and make it impossible to get things done.
    – Jbm
    Nov 5, 2013 at 1:55
  • Edit /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf and add your encryption type and password. use this link as a pointer.
    – cleric
    Jun 19, 2015 at 19:23

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Haven't used Mint 15 myself, but, you can right click on the Network Manager icon in your panel and select Edit Connections.

Network Connections

You will see a option 'Hotspot' under the Wi-Fi section. Edit that and you can set the SSID, the type of security(WEP/ WPA2) and the key.

Hotspot settings

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