Wi-Fi hotspot on Fedora 22 for Android devices

asked 2015-10-11 04:58:36 -0600

livthomas gravatar image

updated 2015-10-15 14:23:51 -0600

mether gravatar image

Hi, I have Lenovo T430s with Fedora 22 (Gnome). It is connected to the Internet by ethernet cable and I want to share this connection through Wi-Fi with my Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Duos (Android 4.4.2). However, when I create a Wi-Fi hotspot using default network manager, I cannot see it on the list of available networks on my smartphone. I have read that Android devices have a problem to connect to ad-hoc networks so I have tried to change it to infrastructure mode using nm-connection-editor. But when I edit Hotspot connection and start the hotspot, it will create a new profile and ignore the changed one. I have also tried to use hostapd without success. So my question is what is the recommended way to create Wi-Fi hotspot for Android devices on Fedora 22 and how can I do that?

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