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Unable to create hotspot using network-manager of Gnome /Arch Linux

I used create_ap: pacman -S create_ap sudo create_ap -m bridge wifi_interface ethernet_interface test_arch vinod123 Note: You won't be able to browse internet on the host. Maybe we should use NAT ...
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How to automatically turn on hotspot?

Edit /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/Hotspot and change the line autoconnect=false to autoconnect=true
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How to generate a hotspot that does not requires password?

It is not possible to create an open hotspot through wifi hotspot command , because nmcli will generate a password for you (WPA or wep) , the --show-secrets option will be used to print the password. ...
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How to add an IE field for my wifi hotspot?

IE stands for Information Element. They are transmitted as part of the beacon frames and carry all kinds of information such as SSID, supported rates, etc. Information element ...
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Hotspot network creation took too long and failed activation

I was also hitting this issue on Ubuntu 21.10: >nmcli connection up bridge-slave-wlp4s0 Error: Connection activation failed: 802.1X supplicant took too long to authenticate The only thing that ...
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How to configure hostapd.conf for wps push button?

Funny coincidence. I was looking for this, too, today for Debian. Currently I'm following: http://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-current/src/external/bsd/wpa/dist/hostapd/README-WPS and a bit of ...
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Arch Linux - NetworkManager unable to setup hotspot

I have found the solution. I was missing some dependencies required to start ad-hoc. Here is the list of dependencies that network-manager requires. Depends On : libnm-glib iproute2 polkit ...
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Share WIFI creating hotspot on Linux Mint

If you have wired connection, then do this: Go to "Network Connections" from bottom-corner networking icon. Click on "Add" and choose "Wi-Fi" option. Give the ...
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Set hotspot IP address

The solution was adding the following line to my hotspot config file /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/myHotspot in the ipv4 block: address1=192.168.0.1/24,192.168.0.1
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How use a captive portal when in text mode?

As the underlying layers /Os is not talking WISpr/not running a program to deal with captive portals, for connecting to a captive portal in the command line, you only need a browser or a script. One ...
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SSH connections frequently disconnected when using a mobile hotspot for internet access

There are three main reasons your ssh sessions (or other persistent connections) may be disrupted when using cellphone towers/a mobile hotspot for internet access: Your IP address is changing. This ...
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Create Wifi Hotspot for sharing SOCKS Proxy on Ubuntu Server

TCP traffic from the hotspot can be passed through the ssh -D socks proxy using redsocks. With redsocks installed and configured one can use iptables to redirect all traffic from the wifi hotspot to ...
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How to generate a hotspot that does not requires password?

Yes, you can create an open wifi network access point without implementing security protocols using nmcli and NetworkManager. Use the following command nmcli connection add \ type wifi \ ...
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How to generate a hotspot that does not requires password?

nmcli device wifi hotspot is merely a convenience function for creating and activating a hotspot profile. Indeed, that does not support open hotspots. However, you can just create a suitable ...
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is updating your system safe using unsecured/free wifi?

Even over an unsecured connection, and even using unsecured HTTP connections, your system will only accept packages and repository metadata signed using keys already on your system — that is to say, ...
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Unable to create hotspot using network-manager of Gnome /Arch Linux

The failure is probably due to this Gnome control-center bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1399693 A workaround is to set a valid pretty-hostname with command: hostnamectl --pretty ...
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How to check if wifi is on Hotspot (AP) mode

In the output of iwconfig wlan0 look for whether Mode is set to Managed (the standard mode) or not (possibly running as a hotspot).
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Share WIFI creating hotspot on Linux Mint

Instructions for Mint 17: Go to Main Menu -> Preferences -> Network Connections, click on Add and choose Wi-Fi. Choose a network name (SSID), Infrastructure mode. Go to to Wi-Fi Security and choose ...
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Wireless Transfer ,How to create hotspot

There is a snap package (it's a new packaging technique created by Ubuntu developers) called wifi-ap. You can use it from terminal to create a wireless network, and even share internet if you want. ...
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nmcli connection activation failed

I encountered this on Arch Linux 4.19.2 because wpa_supplicant and dhcpcd were running on my system. The fix in my case was to end those programs and restart NetworkManager: sudo pkill ...
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How can I find the name of the hotspot connected devices from command line?

Quick reminder of the layers involved: LAN and WLAN communicate using MAC addresses (OSI level 2). The ARP protocol tells you which MAC address belongs to which IP address (OSI level 3). Names of ...
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Mac Unable to Connect to a Wifi Hotspot - Google Starbucks

The point on the Wifi connectivity issue in the captive portal Mac login process is that if the process is not successful, either by lack of login, or some other technical problem in the Apple Captive ...
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Disable wifi security in Network Manager

I found it is possible through a feature request to dev https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/NetworkManager/NetworkManager/-/issues/583#note_698098 Yes, you can create an open wifi network access point ...
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SSH in local network while hosting same network

Ok, apparently I do need openssh-server on Computer A, even though I am in the same network. I read that wrong somewhere else then.
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How to setup a WLAN interfaces with one for Hotspot?

You can easily create a Hotspot using create_ap . Install create_ap and run the following command: create_ap wlan0 wlan1 MyAccessPoint MyPassPhrase wlan0 to get an internet connection wlan1 to ...
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How to create an open Wifi hotspot with no password in Linux Mint?

You can create an open AP using create_ap tool. Install create_ap git clone https://github.com/oblique/create_ap cd create_ap sudo make install Start and enable the service: sudo systemctl start ...
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How to configure hostapd.conf for wps push button?

Needs to add the string (wps_state, eap_server) in the following files, system/netd/server/SoftapController.cpp int SoftapController::setSoftap(int argc, char *argv[]) { int hidden = 0; int channel = ...
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How to share wifi using hotspot without proxy?

When you set up a hot spot, you computer functions as a NAT router—all it is doing is rewriting packets to appear as if they come from your computer, and then rewriting and forwarding on the responses....
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How to share a hotspot wifi access (like fon) accross my ethernet network?

You can use this script linux-router Connect Internet hotspot on your box and run this on box: # lnxrouter -i eth0 (assume eth0 is connected with 3 computers) That script will do ther nat and ...
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Is it possible to use multiple wifi dongles in Linux with one of them setup as a hotspot?

They are interfaces as any other when it comes to routing, so you can indeed setup a host Linux machine as router with several of them. While not an ideal situation, depending on the physical setup, ...
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