How to use your PC as a WiFi Hotspot
If your WiFi signal is poor and your PC is connected to Internet via Ethernet cable, you can turn your computer into a WiFi hotspot (a router) and improve WiFi signal and speed.
I am going to use NetworkManager for this tutorial (GUI and command-line).
- Search for “Advanced Network Configuration” or “Network Connections”.
- Click on the
+to add a new connection.
- Change the
Hotspotand add an
Wi-Fi Security, change
WPA & WPA2 Personaland add a password.
- Turn on Wi-Fi on your PC.
- Activate your new network:
nmcli con up <connection name> # nmcli con up my-wifi
Now, you can connect to your network using any device. You can turn off your network at any moment with
nmcli con down <connection name> or deactivating Wi-Fi on your PC.
You can also create the network using the Terminal by using one of these commands.
First method (recommended):
# Turn on Wi-Fi nmcli r wifi on # Create the network: change all fields with '<>' # with your data (do not include the '<' and '>' symbols) nmcli dev wifi hotspot con-name <connection name> ssid <ssid> password <password> # If the network is not automatically enabled nmcli con up <connection name>
Second method (it does not include any password for the network):
nmcli con add type wifi con-name <connection name> ssid <ssid> mode ap
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