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Turn your Linux Machine into a WiFi Hotspot!

Turn Ubuntu based distros into a better WiFi hotspot


Use the following instructions to set up, configure, and run a WiFi hotspot from your computer. Note: The strength will increase with more connections.

  1. Add the following ppa: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
  2. Run: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ap-hotspot

After install, ap-hotspot must be configured, however first if using any sort of firewall, unblock the following apps:

  1. dnsmasq
  2. dhclient

After ensuring that you have no filewall blocking those services, run the sudo ap-hotspot configure command. __Note: This is also the command to run after a dist-upgrade to re-configure.

Starting and stopping can be done by using the commands, sudo ap-hostpot start and sudo ap-hotspot.

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