Is there any way to broadcast the internet connection from Ethernet to WiFi on Ubuntu?

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  • sounds like it should be possible. sometimes people call it a "ad-hoc" network. – djangofan Jun 1 '10 at 16:30
  • yeah it's possible, but when I tried it a few versions back it was a pain. I think I had to install a network card manager tool. I don't really remember. – DLH Jun 1 '10 at 17:23
  • See my updates answer, perhaps this is what you're looking for. – Stack Overflow is dead Jun 1 '10 at 18:13

An access point (Usually a router can be configured as an access point) can do this. It recieves ethernet and allows WiFi devices to connect to it.


I finally get what you mean, try this: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=376283

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  • I know, we have a WiFi router but I want to use the Ubuntu computer as a router where the internet signal is weak. – Wuffers Jun 1 '10 at 16:11
  • -1 missed the point of the question – DLH Jun 1 '10 at 17:24

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