Transform Your Linux to an Active Wifi Hotspot Easily with This Amazing Tool

Transform Your Linux to an Active Wifi Hotspot Easily with This Amazing Tool

What is Linux Wifi Hotspot?

Linux Wifi Hotspot is a free open-source app for Linux that transform your Linux into an active highly functionally Wifi hotspot.

In summary, it is a feature-rich wifi hotspot creator for Linux which provides both GUI and command-line interface. It is also able to create a hotspot using the same wifi card which is connected to an AP already ( Similar to Windows 10).

Features

  • Share your wifi like in Windows - Use wifi and enable hotspot at the same time.
  • Share a wifi access point from any network interface
  • Create a hotspot with VPN - The hotspot has the traffic tunnelled through VPN. Useful for devices with no VPN app support like TV or gaming consoles.
  • Share wifi via QR code
  • MAC filter
  • View connected devices
  • Includes Both command line and GUI.
  • Support both 2.4GHz and 5GHz (Need to be compatible with your wifi adapter). Ex: You have connected to the 5GHz network and share a connection with 2.4GHz.
  • Customise wifi Channel, Change MAC address, etc.
  • Hide SSID
  • customize gateway IP address
  • Enable IEEE 80211n, IEEE 80211ac and IEEE 80211ax modes
  • Use aa-complain instead of complain to fix the permission issue for dnsmasq
  • Fix some 5Ghz band not working issue
  • Compatible with iw 6.7
  • Run at startup

Install for Debian, Ubuntu and Ubuntu-based Systems

If you are a Debian or Ubuntu or any of their derivatives user, you can either download the Debian package directly from the Github releases.

Moreover, you can also install it easily thru the PPA here:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lakinduakash/lwh
sudo apt install linux-wifi-hotspot

Install for Arch Linux and Arch-based Distros

Linux Wifi Hotspot is available as an AUR package. You can install it manually or with your favorite AUR helper. For example, if you use yay you can do: yay -S linux-wifi-hotspot

Build from Source

You can also easily install and build the package from source:

git clone https://github.com/lakinduakash/linux-wifi-hotspot
cd linux-wifi-hotspot

#build binaries
make

#install
sudo make install

Create a VPN Hotspot

After connecting to VPN, Open wihotspot GUI. Select the virtual interface created by the VPN. In this case it is tun0

License

BSD-2-Clause license

Resources & Downloads

GitHub - lakinduakash/linux-wifi-hotspot: Feature-rich wifi hotspot creator for Linux which provides both GUI and command-line interface. It is also able to create a hotspot using the same wifi card which is connected to an AP already ( Similar to Windows 10).
Feature-rich wifi hotspot creator for Linux which provides both GUI and command-line interface. It is also able to create a hotspot using the same wifi card which is connected to an AP already ( Si…