Ask for RTL8822CE AP and Station mixed mode

what happen

In most case, our network device work in Station mode. If I want it to make a hotspot(AP mode). It will turn itself from Station into AP mode. So it means they are confilct on RTL8822CE.

But when I update win11 for a few times, I find the conflict solved on RTL8822CE. It can work in both model at the same time on win 11. But I upadte my Manjaro and it seems nothing changed.


  1. Add new mixed mode.
  2. Let the hotspot button shown at normal situation. Not only shown when close wifi. The search panel is too big to block the hotspot button.

  1. Hotspot manage tool.
    In the past, we need to edit file directly to config hotspot. Now we can config SSID name and pwd in setting. Maybe we can do more in the setting. Like turn on and off, see and block user…

System info

$ inxi -F
  Host: xx Kernel: 5.10.89-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64
    Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.23.4 Distro: Manjaro Linux
  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 82DM v: Lenovo XiaoXinPro-13ARE 2020
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: LENOVO model: LNVNB161216 v: SDK0L77769WIN
    serial: <superuser required> UEFI: LENOVO v: F0CN32WW date: 07/15/2021
  Info: 6-core model: AMD Ryzen 5 4600U with Radeon Graphics bits: 64
    type: MT MCP cache: L2: 3 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 1397 min/max: 1400/2100 cores: 1: 1397 2: 1397 3: 1397
    4: 1404 5: 1397 6: 1397 7: 1397 8: 1397 9: 1397 10: 1397 11: 1397 12: 1397
  Device-1: AMD Renoir driver: amdgpu v: kernel
  Device-2: Chicony Integrated Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo
  Display: x11 server: X.Org driver: loaded: amdgpu,ati
    unloaded: modesetting resolution: 2560x1600~60Hz
  Message: Unable to show advanced data. Required tool glxinfo missing.
  Device-1: AMD driver: snd_hda_intel
  Device-2: AMD Raven/Raven2/FireFlight/Renoir Audio Processor driver: N/A
  Device-3: AMD Family 17h HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.10.89-1-MANJARO running: yes
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.42 running: yes
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8822CE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
    driver: rtw_8822ce
  IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: 28:cd:c4:ba:bb:2b
  Device-1: Realtek Bluetooth Radio type: USB driver: btusb
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 state: up address: see --recommends
  Local Storage: total: 476.94 GiB used: 308.5 GiB (64.7%)
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Western Digital
    model: PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G-1101 size: 476.94 GiB
  ID-1: / size: 117.72 GiB used: 95.26 GiB (80.9%) fs: ext4
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5
  ID-2: /boot/efi size: 256 MiB used: 93.2 MiB (36.4%) fs: vfat
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1
  Alert: No swap data was found.
  System Temperatures: cpu: 49.9 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 41.0 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
  Processes: 313 Uptime: 13h 23m Memory: 15.06 GiB used: 5.53 GiB (36.7%)
  Shell: Bash inxi: 3.3.12

Now I can not find the hotspot manage in system setting…

I got two ways to crate AP(hotspot), but both can not connect to the Internet.

1. networkmanage panel in system tray

config file in ~/.config/plasma-nm

2. system setting - Connection

So the advice 3 has been reach a long time. The Mixed model and panel problem still there

hotspot no Internet connection


I try linux-wifi-hotspot and got the reason(GUI will not show reason so use terminal) - my wifi adapter problem.

$ sudo create_ap wlp1s0 eth0 MyAccessPoint MyPassPhrase
ERROR: Your adapter can not be a station (i.e. be connected) and an AP at the same time


this happens because when you’re using WiFi to receive a connection, you can’t also be using WiFi to generate another one


At the beginning, I know the wireless card can not work in same mode cause only one road. But as time goes, wirelss card gets more roads that it can work in mixed mode. I test RTL8822CE on win10/11. It can not in work both mode. But last update on win11, it suddenly can. I can not record it again for I uninstall win11 totally. I have download the win11 and install. Test shows that RTL8822ce could work at mixed mode(ST+AP).

lakinduakash/linux-wifi-hotspot Doesn’t work with rtl8822be. #175 . So the point is that the linux driver has not reach yet.

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