WiFi Hotspot greyed – System Policy prohibits use as a Hotspot [Solved]


Sometimes when you open GNOME settings to the WiFi page, the “create hotspot” option is initially greyed out. This can be solved easily by switching to any other settings page and coming straight back makes the option available.

Steps to solve this

  1. Open GNOME Settings
  2. Try to activate hotspot, it is greyed out
  3. Switch back to “Network” or “Bluetooth” or any setting page and go back to WiFi settings
  4. Activate hotpot” menu option should be available now

This works in all Linux distros that use GNOME (Ubuntu, Manjaro, Fedora, etc..,)

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R. Bagas

Thank you, it works!