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.


  1. This is actually good on ubuntu 16.04, but don’t work on Ubuntu 17.04, at least for me…