Ubuntu – Creating wifi hotspot for Galaxy note


I follow the steps mentioned in many blog but my wifi AP is not scanned by my phone.

My system config:-
Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit

00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 93)

00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)

04:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation WiFi Link 5100

08:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5784M Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (rev 10)

Please tell me you need any other info of my system…

Best Answer

  • If you are using network-manger in Ubuntu, it's an Ad hoc wifi network and android don't recognize them. Therefore you have to create a true Access Point wifi network, with hostap for example. However, custom android ROMs such as CyanogenMod can connect to Ad Hoc wifi networks.

    If you are already trying to set up a true Ad Hoc wifi network, then the problem may not come from android. Maybe it comes from your computer, some (all?) Intel wifi chipsets are known not to work well with hostap, which can be solved by buying a supported usb wifi dongle (even if buying another thing is not a really good solution).

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