Jetson TX2 Share Wifi Problems

I want to connect to the Jetson TX2 via Wifi to operate it via ssh. This works when I connect the Jetson to the available wifi at the lab. However, I want the Jetson to distribute its own hotspot to which I can connect with my laptop. I created the hotspot like so: I tried with several devices to connect to the hotspot. but all of them failed without any error message. Is this a known issue with the jetson. Creating such a hotspot on a laptop works fine.
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Hey Wayne,

thanks for the answer. I have the same issue and with your advice it was possible to share the network and getting access to the TX2.
My question goes a little bit further: The Jetson has now a random IP adress, but i need to specify the IP-adress because the jetson is in another network with different components. Who can i specify IP Adresse, Netmask and Gateway in an Hotspot Wifi?


The ip address should be assigned by dhcp server.

1) Install isc-dhcp-server Install isc-dhcp-server (sudo apt install isc-dhcp-server) 
2) Edit the file /etc/default/isc-dhcp-server and set INTERFACES like this:

3) In /etc/dhcp/dhcpd.conf Find below lines and put # before it. It should look like after editing 
  # option definitions common to all supported networks…
  #option domain-name “”;
  #option domain-name-servers,;
4) Again comment out following lines too 
  #default-lease-time 600;
  #max-lease-time 7200;
5) Add following lines at end 
  subnet netmask {
          option domain-name-servers,;
          option routers;
6)In /etc/network/interfaces, Add below 
  auto wlan0
  iface wlan0 inet static
  wlan0 is your wireless interface. Change it accordingly.