I am using ubuntu 11.10 in my laptop. I want to make my laptop as hotspot for my android phone to access internet. Is it possible if yes What step need to follow. I already have tried creating the " use as hotspot" by any android phone is unable to view this AP for as wifi.
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First, you have to know that Android does not "see" ad-hoc networks. You have to create a hotspot.
Second, you have to make sure you wlan card is hotspot-capable. This is called master mode. If it is, then you can use hostapd, quitesimple to start and configure given a config file. As example I use this:
My machine runs on Linux Mint 12, which is based on Ubuntu-11.10. And I faced some issues because of IPv6. I got this error in syslog:
This error is very common and is painful to work around with poor network manager... It has been reported on Ubuntu several times:
To fix it, you have to try proposed solutions, I haven't yet.