[xubuntu-users] Network Manager is missing the "use as hotspot" button. Is this a special version for Xubuntu? How do I easily set up a hotspot?

Michael Shiloh michaelshiloh1010 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 22 21:18:50 UTC 2013

I've recently returned to Xubuntu after growing tired with the bloat of
Ubuntu. I love Xubuntu and am happy I changed, and with very minor
issues I continue to learn my way around.

I recently found a need to share my wired internet access via wifi. Last
time I did this, a couple of years ago, I used Network Manager to create
a hotspot. This was easy, as there was a big friendly button labeled
"Use as Hotspot" which did just what I want. Back then, I was using Ubuntu.

Now this button is missing, and I don't know if that's part of Network
Manager's progress or if it's a special version of Network Manager for
Xubuntu. Does anyone know?

More importantly, how do I set up a hotspot as easily as I used to be
able to?

The laptop is the same one, so I know the card supports AP mode.


Michael Shiloh	

Educational Materials coordinator at Arduino.cc
Electronics, Robotics, Digital Fabrication, and Arduino educator
California College of the Arts
San Francisco Art Institute
San Francisco State University

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