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I would like to use my laptop as a Wi-Fi hotspot, but the Wi-Fi hardware does not support AP mode, which I understand is required, as mentioned here and other similar pages providing instructions for how to set it up.

With a google search I did find this page, but there is just a '?' in the column for whether the dongle supports AP mode or not.

Do you have a Wi-Fi dongle that supports AP mode? If so, what is it?

If it matters, I am running Ubuntu 14.04

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    You don't want that page, you want this one. – Mark Jan 11 '16 at 19:52
  • @Mark And how do we read that page? Personally, I’m about to ask the same question (except Ubuntu 16.04 — but I expect OP to have that, too, by now) so I’ld love an answer … – Jan Jan 8 '17 at 19:06
  • @Jan, you go down the "AP" column to find something that says "yes", then click on the driver to get a list of chipsets it supports, and select a wifi device with one of those chipsets. – Mark Jan 8 '17 at 23:44

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