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I would like to use my laptop as a wifi hotspot, but the wifi hardware does not support AP mode, which is required. So, I need to purchase a dongle.

How can I determine whether or not a dongle supports AP mode before I purchase it?

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    Look at the specs? – DavidPostill Jan 11 '16 at 19:16
  • Is "Soft AP Mode" good enough? I see that mentioned, but not sure if that is the correct spec to look for or if there is something like "hard ap mode" which is what I may really need. – ericg Jan 11 '16 at 19:17
  • If you have windows here is a link which describes how to make your laptop into a WiFi Hotspot regardless of hardware. howtogeek.com/214080/… – GeekyDaddy Jan 11 '16 at 20:47
  • I am using ubuntu 14.04 – ericg Jan 12 '16 at 13:13

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