I am running OpenSuse linux 13.1, it has KNetworkmanager to control the network.
Now this seems like an eay task (my cell phone can do it with 1 push on a button). I am connected by cable and I want my phone to be able to access the internet through WiFi.
I googled around and I found out this is sometimes called an ad-hoc network. So I created a new wireless network, set mode to ad-hoc, no security (for now). But nothing happens, it just stands there between all my other configured networks... Am I missing a simple button press (I surely hope so).
I googled a bit further and found hostapd. I was reluctant to start scripting for this, it should be able to be done through the gui no? Anyway, based on the instructions found here, I checked some things.
?lspci -k | grep -A 3 -i "network" 01:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6235 (rev 24) Subsystem: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6235 AGN Kernel driver in use: iwlwifi Kernel modules: iwlwifi >modinfo ath9k | grep 'depend' depends: ath9k_hw,ath9k_common,mac80211,ath,cfg80211 >hostapd /home/dorien/.hostapd-test.conf Configuration file: /home/dorien/.hostapd-test.conf nl80211: Failed to set interface wlp1s0 into AP mode nl80211 driver initialization failed.
Probably my driver is not supported? was not the way to go? Did I use a wrong driver?
with .hostapd-test.conf being: interface=wlp1s0 driver=nl80211 ssid=test channel=1
Is the latter the way to go or can I get ad-hoc to work?
Thanks for any suggestions.