WiFi hotspot app for Sailfish / Jolla

My new wonderful Jolla phone missed a WiFi hotspot app, so I decided to write one myself.

GitHub repository can be found at https://github.com/sremes/harbour-hotspot. An RPM package is also available for install.

If you try this, please note that this is a very first version, and may contain bugs. It relies on the Connection Manager (connman) bindings for QT5 to enable the WiFi tethering functionality.

Edit: If you found this through Google or something, there is now a better app now available in Jolla Store called Tethering by jlehtoranta, and you probably should use that instead.

8 Replies to “WiFi hotspot app for Sailfish / Jolla”

      1. But question is: is AP hotspot created or only ad-hoc hotspot as is on other mobiles? Many tablets may connect only to AP, not ad-hoc wifi. Edit: Now I test it with Linux notebook, hotspot is detected as infrastructure/managed WPA2/PSK .. very good. And I see it from N9. Only some time wanted before is revealed. 🙂

  1. Hi,
    thank for make this wanted UI. 🙂
    I have only one recommendation: on cover, split two words to two lines. In some languages words may be longer. 🙂
    And maybe add hotspot name to cover. 🙂

  2. Hi

    Super, have just managed to install to my new Jolla, will try it on the train tomorrow.

    But I had to scratch my head to get it installed: You need to add:

    connman-qt5-devel to the PkgBR: in the .yaml file.

    Otherwise you get the error the error "Package Connman not found" even if connman-qt5 is installed on the device and the SDK SB2.

    Happy new year.

    Chris

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