Creating a wifi hotspot

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Creating a wifi hotspot

Postby 2pacalcool » 05 Mar 2014 14:01

I couldnt not find the answer to this, and I assume only because it is too obviuos of a task so please forgive me.
I am running Solydk and I am trying to create a Wifi hotspot so I can connect my iphone to the Internet(My internet provider limits me to one connected device only) My pc has a wired connection. I've tried "manage connections" --> "wireless"--> "add"--> "shared" and then leaving the options as they are with no security for the network, however my phone doesnt detect the network, i've tried to play around with the options but no luck. I feel like I am not even close so I stopped trying, I feel like this is my only option.

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Re: Creating a wifi hotspot

Postby ScottQuier » 05 Mar 2014 15:45

Welcome to the forum and SolydXK. :)

I know this isn't a direct answer to your question, but I would think a simple router on your side of the ISP modem would suffice. In terms of data through-put, there's no real difference between establishing a hot-spot and setting up a router. I think one can set up a router such that the ISP looking down their wire can't see what devices are attached to said router - but I'm not a network guy so I could be wrong.
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Re: Creating a wifi hotspot

Postby Orbmiser » 05 Mar 2014 18:53

Yep will have to add a wireless router into the mix to get multiple devices to connect to same internet conection.
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Re: Creating a wifi hotspot

Postby 2pacalcool » 06 Mar 2014 01:58

Thank you guys for the quick replies,
I only asked the question because when I used windows and Ubuntu they both had easy options for creating a hotspot(no router needed) but I guess Solydk doesnt have this option yet. Well I have windows installed alongside Solydk, so I guess I would just switch to windows whenever I want to use Internet on my phone :).

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Re: Creating a wifi hotspot

Postby cobb » 06 Mar 2014 04:27

Just to clarify your hardware a bit, you have a PC with both a wired connection and a wireless card? If so, you may be able to set your pc up with a static IP and set your wireless to ad-hoc mode (instead of infrastructure) then your phone may be able to connect. See this -> for the basic idea. It's using 2 PC's but gives the basic idea. Here -> ... ian-linux/ and here -> ... b-adapter/ using "hostapd" which is in synaptic.

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inxi -Nxx
and let's see what you have for network devices.

Side note - very busy week at work so may not get back to this for a couple days if you need further help but someone else may pick this up and run in the mean time. Plus it gives you a bit of research time.. :lol:
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Re: Creating a wifi hotspot

Postby twente95 » 14 Aug 2014 12:40

pctwente twente # inxi -Nxx
Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 2000
bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8136
Card-2: Broadcom BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter
bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 14e4:4727
pctwente twente #

With linux lite life there is no problem going on and to wifi.
The card is working...but witj solydx my wifi does not work.

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