Set up WiFi Hotspot on Ubuntu for Android Phone to Share Wired Internet

Several years ago, I posted a blog post showing how to set up an ad-hoc WiFi hotspot on Ubuntu laptop for wireless devices. This is a handy way to share wired internet to devices such as iPhone, iPad and laptop.

But a lot of friends reported to me that the method does not work on their Android devices. Later I realized that Android operating system does support ad-hoc hotspot so far. As Android mobile phones getting more and more popular, the WiFi hotspot problem has now been solved by Linux developers.

Here is the simple solution (not so complete as a tutorial) to create a WiFi hotspot on Ubuntu laptops to share wired internet with Android devices:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ap-hotspot
sudo ap-hotspot configure
sudo ap-hotspot start

Basically, the method is installing the application webupd8 that is maintained by the Ubuntu repository nilarimogard, which tries to set up a WiFi hotspot using Access Point mode (AP-hotspot).

It is easy and simple. Welcome to leave your comment to let me know your feedback of this method.

2014-05-28 00:004AndroidWiFiUbuntu