I couldn't find an answer to this seemingly basic question. My problem is that I'm trying to use my desktop pc as a wifi hotspot for my newly acquired nexus 7 tablet, but the tablet can't find the network. However, when trying to see if my desktop is actually broadcasting the ssid I couldn't find this option anywhere. This is my iwconfig dump:
lo no wireless extensions. wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:"prueba" Mode:Ad-Hoc Frequency:2.412 GHz Cell: 2E:1C:2D:F7:90:FA Tx-Power=20 dBm Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Power Management:off eth0 no wireless extensions.