Recently we tried to create a
Wi-Fi hotspot on
Fedora 25 running
When we clicked on the
Use as Hotspot... button on the network manager it did not activate the hotspot.
Actually, nothing changed after we clicked on the button.
We tried this several times, some while being disconnected from all networks, others with having the Wi-Fi device disabled etc. None of the tests payed out.
To mitigate the problem, we used
nm-connection-editor to create the hotspot configuration and then activate it from the network manager.
After we starter
nm-connection-editor, we pressed the
Add button to create a new configuration:
Connection name(which is not used by the system, it is only for us to identify which configuration this is),
- then the
SSID(which is the name of the network you will create and connect to),
- we set
Then we switched to the
Wi-Fi Security tab where we filled in the type of protection we want the hotspot to have and the password for it.
Save and then we closed the
Network Connections window as well.
From the network manager, we clicked on
Use as Hotspot... button and then the
Turn On button on the confirmation popup to finish the activation.
In case you cannot connect because the password verification fails even though you are providing the correct password, you can always do the ugly hack of setting up a hotspot with no security to get your job done…