Hotspot not working as expected

Hello all,

Ihave a problem. I can start the hotspot in Plasma Network Manager, but it is in-secure. It does not ask for a login. I have set up WPA3 security with a password, but to no effect.

Thank you,


Setting up a hotspot requires your wifi card to support AP mode.

There is a great document on the topic → Software access point - ArchWiki

Try WPA&WPA2 personal.
(in case your card does support AP mode)


I have run iw list and AP mode is one of the modes listed as available.


I have it working now, but only with WPA/WPA2 security. In the Network settings pane, I have WPA3 selected, but my iPhone sees it as WPA/WPA2.