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Share WIFI creating hotspot on Linux Mint

I'm not able to create a hotspot in order to share my wifi connection. I use Linux Mint and I want connect my phone to WIFI through my laptop hotspot.
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nmcli connection activation failed

I was able to create a wifi hotspot on my debian 8 install using network tab under gnome settings. I was trying to do the same using nmcli but it always shows $nmcli con up id Hotspot Error: ...
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How to generate a hotspot that does not requires password?

Is there a way to create a hotspot that doesn't have a password? The "hotspot command" of nmcli : wifi hotspot [ifname ifname] [con-name name] [ssid SSID] [band {a | bg}] [channel channel] [...
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Set hotspot IP address

I am trying to setup a WiFi hotspot on Ubuntu 16.04. Everything is working, and clients are able to connect to the hotspot. How do I change the IP address that my hotspot is assigned? Right now, I am ...
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hostapd on Debian Linux opens WLAN Hotspot, but I can't connect to it

I have a Debian Wheezy machine with hostapd running. I want it to make a WPA2-PSK secured WLAN Hotspot. I can see the Hotspot from my Android phone, but every time I try to connect to it, it shows "...
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How to automatically turn on hotspot?

Gnome desktop on Debian Jessie provides easy interface to use WiFi on the laptop and turn it into a hotspot. Is there a way to make it do automatically at startup or can I create a "shortcut" for that?...
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How use a captive portal when in text mode?

I've seen a few other questions where they show you how to connect to a network using bash, but I haven't seen anything where you connect to a captive portal network from the command line using Linux. ...
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Arch Linux - NetworkManager unable to setup hotspot

I have network-manager and nm-applet installed on arch linux. I'm using Gnome desktop. When I try to set-up hotspot using GUI I get an error stating "Activation of network failed". This is what I have ...
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Create Wifi Hotspot for sharing SOCKS Proxy on Ubuntu Server

I'm using Ubuntu Server and I have a SOCKS Proxy server on my client which is created with ssh -D command. I want to create a Wifi Hotspot on this computer which passes the traffic through this SOCKS ...
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Hotspot network creation took too long and failed activation

I'm planning to host a hotspot on my laptop with NetworkManager on Arch Linux. It was not difficult to create a hotspot configuration. However, when I was attempting to activate the created hotspot ...
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Wifi and wifi hotspot at once [duplicate]

I have wifi adapter TP-Link TL-WN722N I want to use it to access internet and to share wifi access point at once. I did it on windows 8: netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid="APname" key="...
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Unable to create hotspot using network-manager of Gnome /Arch Linux

I'm unable to create a hotspot using network-manager of Gnome. By click on use as hotspot-> Turn on, nothing is happening; I don't get any pop up telling created, failed, etc. No config files ...
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How to set up wifi hotspot with 802.11n mode?

I have two computers running Ubuntu 14.04 (ok, one is actually Mint 17.1, but that's based on Ubuntu 14.04), and I am looking to use one as a wi-fi hotspot for the other. Both computers have identical ...
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How do I edit the hotspot configuration for Network Manager?

Running Arch/Linux with everything up-to-date and I use network manager's built-in hotspot function to share my Internet. I'm trying to edit the configuration (mostly the password, as I don't like ...
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How to share wifi using hotspot without proxy?

I have a kindle paperwhite which doesn't support adding Proxy servers in WiFi connections. I have created a hotspot connection via WiFi on my ubuntu thorugh which I connect my phones. I only have ...
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How to setup a WLAN interfaces with one for Hotspot?

So I'm trying to setup a two interfaces for two wireless cards. One card for connecting to wireless network an one for a hotspot to access this computer through SSH. I need wlan0 for WI-FI connection ...
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Failed to add new connection: (2) A 'wireless' setting with a valid SSID is required if no AP path was given

I'm currently trying to share a wireless network from arch-linux. There is a button in the network settings that should allow me to do it: I hit the "Turn On" button as that's exactly what I'm ...
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Raspberry pi (running Debian) Access Point - Another Pi Crashes It

I have a Pi3b+ hooked up to my router running hostapd, dnsmasq and openvpn running an airvpn config, it is solid as a rock. It has a static IP on wlan0 192.168.4.1 and serves a local IP range, ...
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Linux Custom CRDA WiFi regulatory.bin and 40MHz BW 5GHz Channels

I am creating my own regulatory.bin for CRDA on Linux. Using my custom regulatory.bin, I want to be able to create my own hotspot with hostapd for any of the 5GHz, 20MHz or 40MHz BW channels. I am ...
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Show a web page, once connected to an open wifi hotspot

I'm trying to create a wifi hotspot without encryption on my Raspberry Pi 3, by using Hostapd. How can I show a window with my own web page every time someone connects to it? I think the closest ...
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Why are channels supported by my interface different from that permitted for an ad-hoc network?

Why are the channels supported for an Ad hoc network ( 12 channels ) different from those that my interface support ( 35 channels) To find the 35 channels, I ran iwlist wlan0 channel to find those ...
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Changing Fedora's builtin Hotspot mode to 5GHz

I am using Fedora 22 and in the WiFi settings, I can enable a HotSpot. I found the /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/Hotspot file, but I do not know what I can do there. I want the hotspot to ...
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VPN piggybacked on two mobile phone Wi-Fi hotspots

I cannot get 1Gbps at home, so instead of wasting money on slow landline Internet with extra traffic limits and ridiculous overage fees, only to wait in the console until my stuff downloads/uploads, I'...
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How to configure hostapd.conf for wps push button?

I have android6.0.1 I want to enable the wps when hotspot on. Can anyone give some ideas and give whatever changes i want to do in someother files.? Can anyone provide any application for wps server....
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How to add an IE field for my wifi hotspot?

Is it possible to attach a IE field to my wifi hotspot so that it appear in the iwlist output of other machine scanning it? Example: I choose 1234567891011121314151617181920 to be the additional ...
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SSH connections frequently disconnected when using a mobile hotspot for internet access

My ssh sessions are frequently disconnected when I use a provider that offers internet service via cellphone towers. They seem to "freeze" and stop responding to anything I've typed, but ...
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How to share a hotspot wifi access (like fon) accross my ethernet network?

I'm moving into a new home and won't be able to have an actual "wired" xdsl (or better) internet access for several weeks. Fortunately, there are a few hotspots that require http authentication (...
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How to check if wifi is on Hotspot (AP) mode

I am trying to find out the current mode of wlan0 interface. Is there any command or way, so that I can find out if a hotspot is running or if WIFI running in my RPI 3.
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How to edit hotspot settings in Linux Mint 17?

I am trying to create a soft hotspot in Linux Mint 17 (based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS), but when I try I am not able to edit username/password for the created hotpsot moreover it is not detected by my ...
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Is it possible to use multiple wifi dongles in Linux with one of them setup as a hotspot?

I was wondering if it were possible to have 2 or more WiFi USB dongles setup in Linux with each having a different SSID and different networks with one setup as the gateway to a WiFi router? I.e. ...
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How can I find the name of the hotspot connected devices from command line?

In my debian machine I have created an hotspot (hostapd) and some devices are connected using Wi-Fi. How can I get the name of the connected devices ex: xyz iphone, apple tv, john pc from the command ...
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Does `arp-scan` not work well in a wifi created by a hotspot?

When I use a wifi hotspot, sometimes I can't use sudo arp-scan -l to see other devices (except the hotspot), but sometimes I can see another laptop, but I never see another android phone. (The hotspot ...
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Hostapd nl80211 failed to set interface -19

I am trying to run hostapd on Debian linux. I am using a Realtek rtl8188 usb wifi card, on a Olimex OLinuXino A13 WiFi. However, when I run the command hostapd -dd /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf I am ...
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Can I check if create_ap works?

I am currently using the script create_ap to emit a Wifi Access Point (WAP) using my Raspberry Pi, which is running Raspbian. How can I check if the AP is up and running using a bash script? For your ...
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Why my download speed is just half of the speed given by my Wi-Fi providing device in Ubuntu 20?

I had just upgraded to Ubuntu 20 (focal fossa). When I try to download anything in any browser or through terminal, the downloading speed in my PC is just half of my Wi-Fi providing device. Please ...
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How do I set up a hotspot 802.11n with nmcli?

Almost everything is in the title ... I want to set up a Wi-Fi hotspot using only nmcli (no hostapd etc...) I'm doing this to create the hotspot (a small bash script): #!/bin/sh VAR_HOTSPOT="TEST" ...
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How to sharing Android VPN with Linux?

I have a rooted galaxy note5 with Android 7, and an Asus laptop with Ubuntu 16.04. I like to share my phone VPN connection with my laptop. I tried some apps like VPNTether,DF tethering fix, TetherNet, ...
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Huawei 4G Hostspot (e5573s-606) not working in Slitaz(Linux based OS)

I was trying to connect my Huawei 4G Hostspot (e5573s-606) in Slitaz to connect via USB to the internet but it does not connect to the internet, rather, it mounts it as Removable Storage drive. On the ...
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Setting up static ip for a hotspot using connman

I have OSMC installed on a pi3 and it has connman as the network manager. I keep the pi3 connected to internet using a lan cable and run a hotspot using the wifi. Now, sometimes when the pi reboots,...
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How to create a WLAN hotspot on a laptop in XFCE4?

I've been looking through a couple of manuals and tutorials, most concerning Arch Linux, but I seem to be finding slightly contradicting things. So, I use XFCE4 on Fedora 23, and the network manager ...
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Create a script that connect to wifi, and if it fails fallback to ad-hoc network

I'd like to create a script that tries to connect me to the wifi specified by my wpa_supplicant conf, and if it fails, create a ad-hoc network. But I'm struggling with it. Here is what I do for now: ...
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Kali linux run airbase-ng along with wpa_supplicant

I have a notebook with installed kali linux with a built-in wireless card and I have also an external USB wireless adapter. I'm able to connect to networks with both of them, and I have no problems ...
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Port forwarding for VPN connection

I'm using a public wifi hotspot. Usually when I connect to these, I immediately connect to my college VPN. On this hotspot, only browsing works (no program other than a browser seems to be able to ...
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Privoxy redirect blacklist sites to whitelist site

For my application, I need a WiFi hotspot that has the entire internet blocked except for one website. I am thinking about using a Raspberry Pi configured as a WiFi hotspot and using Privoxy. Privoxy ...
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How to use a dongle as HotSpot on Linux?

I'm running Linux on a virtual machine on MAC OS. Currently, I've written a script to use a dongle to connect to a WiFi network and use web services. Now, I am looking to use my dongle as a WiFi ...
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Mac Unable to Connect to a Wifi Hotspot - Google Starbucks

I have a MacBook Pro that is not connecting to a Wifi Hotspot - namely, Google Starbucks. The problem is that the login page will not pop up when I connect to the network as it does with every other ...
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Wireless Transfer ,How to create hotspot

How can I enable hotspot from my laptop using terminal? I don't need internet connection to do that. I want to set up a server so that I can transfer my files from my laptop to my mobile or another ...
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Configuring netplan on ubuntu 18 properly

I am trying to configure the wifi and ethernet ports on a linux box in a non-standard way. I have never touched this kind of stuff before, so please excuse my naivety. I have basically just YOLO'd my ...
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How to create an open Wifi hotspot with no password in Linux Mint?

I was trying to create a wifi hotspot for some experiment, but i was unable to create an open hotspot. Hotspot created is always secured by WPA2 security. Is there any way to create an open hotspot ...
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SSH in local network while hosting same network

I have the following setup: Computer A has a Wifi-USB adapter (and is a robot, so it doesn't need real internet access). It's running Ubuntu 14.04. Computer B is my Laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 also. ...