i am trying to create a WiFi hotspot form my laptop, but i cant figure out how to do this.
i have created a NetworkManager connection called “Hotspot”, but it will not activate.
here is my connection file for NetworkManager.
[connection] id=Hotspot uuid=34f58a3d-3af6-464d-9525-87941d61ffe0 type=wifi autoconnect=false interface-name=wlp5s0 permissions= [wifi] band=a mac-address=00:1A:6B:0D:E5:C5 mac-address-blacklist= mode=ap ssid=matswifi [wifi-security] key-mgmt=wpa-psk psk=wordpass [ipv4] dns-search= method=shared [ipv6] addr-gen-mode=stable-privacy dns-search= ip6-privacy=0 method=ignore
when i issue “nmcli connection up Hotspot” it doesnt work, and instead gives the error:
Error: Connection activation failed: 802.1X supplicant took too long to authenticate
what am i doing wrong here? how do i make a WiFi hotspot on Debian 10? the intention is to enable LAN gaming between my laptop and other laptops nearby.
my WiFi card is the Dell Wireless DW1601. its device id is 168c:0034. the driver in use is ath9k