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Cannot connect to Ubuntu wifi hotspot [answered]

asked 2014-05-31 13:11:23 +0200

iuliuh gravatar image

updated 2014-07-22 10:07:18 +0200

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I just bought my new Jolla phone and I created a hotspot via Ubuntu but my Jolla doesn't see it.

Is there something I need to configure in order to connect to it?


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answered 2014-05-31 20:06:10 +0200

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updated 2014-05-31 20:10:19 +0200

Ubuntu is creating ad-hoc hotspot, which Jolla does not support. Neither does Android by the way. There are some workarounds to create infrastructure mode hotspot on Ubuntu, but depends on which version you are using.
You can cast you vote for ad-hoc mode support on Jolla here:

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answered 2014-06-01 08:59:24 +0200

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You need to install ap-hotspot package to Ubuntu

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yes, you are right. I found this tutorial, however the Jolla store doesn't work using it, probably the app is blocking some ports...also the mail doesn't seem to update. However browsing and using the Android stores works fine.

iuliuh ( 2014-06-01 13:56:38 +0200 )edit

use some static dns for this connection, it should help

coderus ( 2014-06-01 14:00:01 +0200 )edit

sorry if the question seems nooby but how can I do that?

iuliuh ( 2014-06-01 14:01:54 +0200 )edit

answered 2014-05-31 21:09:12 +0200

Marti Masa K gravatar image

Hi, it works just fine with Ubuntu 14.04 !

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are you sure? I have Ubuntu 14.04 and I activated it using All Settings->Network->Use as Hotspot->Turn On but my Jolla doesn't recognize it.

iuliuh ( 2014-05-31 21:12:48 +0200 )edit

Mine neither. I use Xubuntu 14.04....But my N900 is able to connect...

Daniel ( 2014-06-22 12:54:34 +0200 )edit

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