A wireless access point allows you to use your computer as a Wi-Fi router. In Ubuntu / Linux Mint, you can easily create a wireless access point using Network Manager, but most Android and Windows Phone devices cannot connect to such a network.
Several people from the Linux community have created an AP-Hotspot script that automatically creates the infrastructure for a wireless access point in Ubuntu / Linux Mint and the like, which should work with Android and Windows Phone devices.
The script uses hostapd and Dnsmasq, requires support for the access point mode in the wireless card. AP-Hotspot checks this condition, if your card does not support this mode, then the script will just work.
To install the script, open a terminal and run the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa: nilarimogard / webupd8 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ap-hotspot
sudo add-apt-repository ppa: nilarimogard / webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ap-hotspot
Using the HOTSPOT Wireless Access Point
To raise the AP-Hotspot wireless network, use the following command:
The first time you run the script, it tries to automatically determine through which network interface you will distribute the Internet. If the script does not define the interface correctly, then you can enter it manually:
Then the script will ask you to create an access point name and password.
In the future, if you want to reconfigure the access point, use the following command:
sudo ap-hotspot configure
To stop the wireless access point, use the command:
Or, if you want to restart it, enter:
To see all supported commands, enter the following in the terminal:
By default, this script uses the following name “myhotspot” and password “qwerty0987” to access the created wireless network.
If this script did not work on your system, then you have the opportunity to install the graphical editor of the KDE connection manager and configure the wireless access point for Android and Windows Phone devices according to this instruction.