[xubuntu-users] How to get Ubuntu "Network" settings in xubuntu?

Steve Fowell stevefowell at talktalk.net
Sat Jan 25 12:56:16 UTC 2020

Hi Chris

As I mentioned I am only using the hotspot for file transfer, so, as I only have a single wifi interface, I disable the connection to my router when using the hotspot.
However, I have a spare USB wifi dongle which I have connected for a test. The hotspot works fine through this dongle while the connection to the router is maintained through the built-in wifi interface. I can connect to the internet from another computer via the hotspot.
>From what you have said I would query whether you have two wifi interfaces or an interface that supports two connections?


> On 24 January 2020 at 17:02 Chris Green <cl at isbd.net> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 24, 2020 at 09:42:19AM -0600, Victor Forberger wrote:
> > On 1/24/20 4:50 AM, Chris Green wrote:
> > > On Fri, Jan 24, 2020 at 10:30:59AM +0000, Chris Green wrote:
> > >> I run xubuntu 19.10 on my laptop.  I want to set it up as a WiFi
> > >> hotspot but all the instructions I can find are for Ubuntu using the
> > >> "Network" settings GUI.  How can I get to that in xubuntu?
> > >>
> > > OK, I've worked out a bit of it.  Just open the Network Manager panel
> > > and configure a new WiFi connection set as a 'Hotspot'.
> > > 
> > > However I'm still stuck on one rather fundamental thing, how do you
> > > turn the hotspot on and off?
> > > 
> > 
> > 
> > I don't think there is an on/off setting. Rather, you
> > re-configure/change the wifi setting from Network Manager (that is,
> > change hotspot to something else).
> > 
> That doesn't work at all, if you 'enable WiFi' it just grabs the first
> Wifi signal it can see and connects to that.  If you explicitly tell
> it to 'connect' to Hotspot it very often spits out your selection and
> connects to something else.
> The Ubuntu 'Network' settings page would appear to have a button for
> turning hotspot on and  off but I can't find an equivalent in xubuntu.
> I have actually found that nmcli can be used to turn it on and off too.
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> Chris Green
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