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Does Hotspot option support only wep security?

asked 2016-06-12 11:29:59 -0600

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I'm using F24 and Gnome. I tried to make an hotspot to distribute my connection to another computer and I didn't found any way to customize it. It seems that support only wep security protocol.

Is possible to make an hotspot with WPA2 security and with a selected password?

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answered 2017-11-05 07:32:26 -0600

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updated 2017-11-05 09:04:50 -0600

According to this:

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/RealHotspot

... The kernel does not work reliably in WPA/WPA2 Ad-Hoc mode, leading to supposedly secure networks being created as insecure ones. ...

That is probably why only support for WEP exists.

Your hardware may not have a driver that supports AP (Master mode) and/or Ad-Hoc mode. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_open-source_wireless_drivers#Driver_capabilities

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answered 2016-09-08 15:48:00 -0600

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You can use nm-connection-editor to change the setting with GUI, or go to /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts and modify the ifcfg-{your hotspot's name}.

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Just using nm-connection-editor does not fix this issue. Here is a screenshot showing only WEP, no WPA2. this makes it impossible to connect many modern devices that do not support WEP. https://photos.app.goo.gl/lB4Fa1CZXZj...

MettaCrawler gravatar imageMettaCrawler ( 2017-11-05 07:20:49 -0600 )edit

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