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How to start/configure hotspot via Android Gingerbread GUI

Question asked by Bruno De Paoli on Sep 11, 2014
Latest reply on Sep 16, 2014 by SergioSolis

We are using an iMX53-based custom platform running Android Gingerbread with iMX53 freescale Android R10.2 BSP. I am trying to set it up as an access point.I have the WLAN device driver and hostapd installed. I was assuming I could start/configure the access point via the GUI but am unable to find how to do this. I have seen references to  menu --> Settings --> Wireless & Networks --> Tethering & portable hotspot --> Portable Wi-Fi hotspot for Android 2.3 but I do not get these options. I only have

Menu--> Settings --> Wireless & Networks --> Tethering. Tethering is USB only.


Any ideas why "portable hotspot" might be missing? Is this included via some build option?