Ubuntu – Share USB modem dongle Internet over WiFi


I am using a USB dongle (Tata Photon+ and Reliance Netconnect) for Internet and I want to share it over WiFi so that I can use it for my WiFi Tablet. I mean to turn my Laptop into a HotSpot so that I can use internet on my other devices.
The option in Network settings called Use as a Hotspot is not meant for a USB-modem and
its not working.
I am asking this because I can't find a working solution.

Best Answer

  • You can try to use special Software to start a Hotspot. The easiest solution for myself is ap-hotspot.

    A broader description of it can be found under the following link. http://www.webupd8.org/2013/06/how-to-set-up-wireless-hotspot-access.html

    It installs Hostapd on your Laptop, directly via a PPA. After that just start it with the following command.

        sudo ap-hotspot start

    and also restart or stop it this way.