Ubuntu – “System Policy prohibits use as a Hotspot” when trying to turn on WiFi hotspot (option grayed out)


I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 on ThinkPad x230, W540, T440p, etc.

Sometimes (appears randomly) after a reboot, I try to click on "Turn on WiFi hotspot…" under WiFi settings, but it is greyed out and when I hover over it, it says "System Policy prohibits use as a hotspot".

Why is this?

Best Answer

reported here, try switching to another settings panel (ie "Network") and then back, it seems to enable the option again for most.

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