• Create wireless access point and share internet connection with nmcli


    How to create a Wi-Fi hotspot with the command line tool nmcli and share the ethernet internet connection to the wireless access point.

    I created a Hotspot with the GNOME Network-Manager. The problem was, that I can not configure the SSID and password in GUI. If you create the Hotspot with the Network-Manager GUI, it creates the file /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/Hotspot. In that file it is possible to edit the SSID and the password.

    sudo vim /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/Hotspot
    

    The content of the file looks like this:

    [connection]
    id=Hotspot
    uuid=0bf627gd-8e34-48c6-865a-06f898b4y1hb
    type=wifi
    autoconnect=false
    permissions=
    secondaries=
    
    [wifi]
    hidden=false
    mac-address=YOUR_WIFI_INTERFACE_MAC_ADDRESS
    mac-address-blacklist=
    mode=ap
    seen-bssids=
    ssid=SSID_NAME
    
    [wifi-security]
    group=ccmp;
    key-mgmt=wpa-psk
    pairwise=ccmp;
    proto=rsn;
    psk=YOUR_WIFI_AP_PASSWORD
    
    [ipv4]
    dns-search=
    method=shared
    
    [ipv6]
    dns-search=
    method=auto
    

    I changed the ssid and the psk properties to my needs. To enable autostart you have to set the parameter autoconnect to true. Then I restarted my computer because the command: sudo systemctl restart NetworkManager for network restart seems not to work correctly, because in the Network-Manager GUI:

    wireless settings gone

    I have no wireless network settings anymore and also the following command worked not before the restart. After restart you can use the nmcli command to start the access point.

    nmcli con up Hotspot ifname YOUR_WIFI_INTERFACE
    

    YOUR_WIFI_INTERFACE you can find out with the command iwconfig.

    I found the hint to this at the ask.fedoraproject.org site.

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  • Use the plus sign in the bottom left corner to add your wifi back

  • @Lizzi said:

    Use the plus sign in the bottom left corner to add your wifi back

    That is not possible.

  • @Lizzi said:

    http://i.stack.imgur.com/R9r2L.png

    I know what you mean and that does not work.

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