[Linux Hotspot] Install ap-hotspot in Debian

Sharing Linux wired network with mobile devices is difficult when you consider the simplicity offered by Connectify in the Windows environment. You have a hotspot option by default in the Debian Network Manager – but that creates an Ad-hoc type network – and Android phones cannot connect to it by default.
You need to create an Infrastructure mode network – and welcome ap-hotspot

Steps:

$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install hostapd dnsmasq 
$ wget http://ppa.launchpad.net/nilarimogard/webupd8/ubuntu/pool/main/a/ap-hotspot/ap-hotspot_0.2.1-1~webupd8~1_all.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i sudo dpkg -i ap-hotspot_0.2.1-1\~webupd8\~1_all.deb

Done ! You can find the updated version of ap-hotspot from http://pkgs.org/ubuntu-12.04/webupd8-i386/ap-hotspot_0.2.1-1~webupd8~1_all.deb.html

You can later configure it by giving

$ sudo ap-hotspot configure

Detailed tutorials on configuring ap-hotspot on the same can be found on the web. Thanks !

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