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PostPosted: Today, at 09:12    Post subject:  One button hotspot  

Last couple versions Ubuntu have way to create a wifi hotspot from a wired connection. https://www.linuxuprising.com/2018/09/how-to-create-wi-fi-hotspot-in-ubuntu.html

Be nice for such in Puppy.

Anyway I ran across this as its tax time here in USA (I am a procrastinator) and this means I need win10 to run tax software and it requires internet access.

Well as of last fall only internet access I have is tethering to a 3G cell phone. This is not a problem in most of the Puppies (doesnt work in EasyOS), also works in all the Ubuntu family I have tried. But my win10 is missing some generic Microsoft authored driver for this. It can see and talk with phone as modem in device manager, but cant find or use it in networking. And you cant apparently download driver on a third computer to install, but I would need the driver functioning to connect my win10 to get the driver, you get the idea.

So I ran across above article. Ok two hour later I have iso of Cosmic Cuttlefish (keep wanting to call it the Krusty Krab). Seriously full blown modern Ubuntu doesnt run very well from live dvd on an old computer. But did fine once installed to usb SSD. Tethered it to phone and it could surf. Then created the wifi hotspot and it generated a password (Ubuntu folk seem obsessed with passwords). Booted up win10 computer and it immediately saw the hotspot and asked for password. Once that done, it surfed fine.

Not probably why Ubuntu gave this hotspot option, but its super easy to use and works very well. Be great if somebody could write script to do same in Puppy. Having messed in distant past with routers and SQUID and all that, this is frankly amazingly easy and very convenient.
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