How to Create Wi-Fi Hotspot in Ubuntu 17.04 (Support Android)

This quick tutorial is going to show you how to create a WiFi hotspot in Ubuntu 17.04 laptop with support for Android devices.

First of all you need to connect to your Ubuntu laptop to a wired network, disable Wifi, and then do following steps:

1. Go to top-right corner network applet, select Edit Connections from drop-down menu.

In pop-up window, click the Add button.


2. Then choose Wi-Fi in the next ‘choose a connection type dialog’.


3. Now in the new created WiFi hotspot, do:

  • In Wi-Fi tab, type in Connection name, SSID, and choose mode HotSpot.
  • In Wi-Fi security tab, choose an encrypted type and set a password.
  • In IPv4 Settings tab, select mode “Share to other computers”


4. After saved the changes, enable Wi-Fi in the network menu, and it should automatically connected to this hotspot.

If not, select ‘Connect to Hidden Wi-Fi Network’ from network menu, and choose the new created hotspot from drop-down menu:


5. Finally your network menu will look like:


On you mobile phone or other devices, select connect to this Wi-Fi hotspot and enjoy!

About ml

ml is a part time stay-at-home dad who've been using Ubuntu Desktop for a few years. He writes in the free time and wishes to share some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers.
  • This is actually good on ubuntu 16.04, but don’t work on Ubuntu 17.04, at least for me…

    • Amaponian Visitor

      don’t work for me either