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Re: How to get tether to work (solved)
« on: April 20, 2014, 10:00:52 PM »
 

ooseven

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I have a Blu Dash 4.5 Android version 4.2.1 Kernel version 3.4.5. It has the tether plus bluetooth WI-FI hotspot all
there. Linux lite see it but does not get ff to work. What do I need to do to get it to work?
« Last Edit: April 22, 2014, 05:13:02 PM by ooseven »
 

Re: How to get tether to work
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2014, 10:24:56 PM »
 

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$ ifconfig -a
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr bc:ae:c5:d9:b7:ca 
          inet addr:192.168.0.4  Bcast:192.168.0.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::beae:c5ff:fed9:b7ca/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:3691 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:2970 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:3380406 (3.3 MB)  TX bytes:422360 (422.3 KB)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback 
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
          RX packets:833 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:833 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:71508 (71.5 KB)  TX bytes:71508 (71.5 KB)

usb0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 82:68:04:d8:56:3f 
          inet6 addr: fe80::8068:4ff:fed8:563f/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:24 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:6179 (6.1 KB)
 

Re: How to get tether to work
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2014, 11:04:37 PM »
 

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Hello!

Your phone COULD be 'timing out' the cellular data connection to save power. On MY phone, I have to use an app called Battery Booster to set the phone to 'Basic Saving Mode'. This keeps the data connection alive.

I have a similar phone (BLU Advance 4.0), and I tether (and hotspot!) on it using LL from time to time without issues - even on Net10.

NB: On Net10/StraightTalk phones bought from retail outlets, these features are disabled in the ROM by the carrier - another reason to Bring Your Own Phone to Net10, StraightTalk, etc.

On the phone, I have USB debugging enabled, disable WiFi, go to System Settings > More (under Data Usage) > Tethering & Portable Hotspot, and check 'USB tethering'. In LL on MY PCs, this shows up as 'Wired Connection 1'.

Since Linux and Android use the same default TTL (time-to-live) for IP packets (64ms), it shouldn't be giving you a problem. In this case, cellular carriers can't tell whether you're on the PC or on the phone, since the IP packets share the same TTL.

Another little tidbit: if you change your default TTL in Windows from 128ms to 64ms, you can ALSO tether to a Windows PC with an Android phone. Google it to see exactly how, but it involves adding a registry entry to specify the DefaultTTL to be 64ms on the Windows box. Again, they think you're on the phone.

I wouldn't be caught dead owning one, but I imagine this would also work on a FruitPhone (iPhone) but setting the default TTL to that of a FruitPhone, but not sure how to do that in Linux...

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Re: How to get tether to work
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2014, 12:40:33 AM »
 

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It shows up like you said but can't get the firefox to run off it. As you can see above it sees it.
 

Re: How to get tether to work
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2014, 02:39:36 AM »
 

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Hello!

Under your usb0 (your phone), I see it returning an IPv6 address for the phone, but no IPv4 address. (I don't use IPv6 here at all, but I see an IPv4 address for your LAN connection.)

Here's MY usb0, which, when the tethering cable is connected, spins the network indicator in a circle as soon as I select 'USB tethering' on the phone, then connects as 'Wired connection 2', and shows up that way on the menu that comes up when the network icon is left-clicked:

usb0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr ae:c5:84:f8:38:5d 
          inet addr:192.168.42.64  Bcast:192.168.42.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::acc5:84ff:fef8:385d/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:18 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:55 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:1930 (1.9 KB)  TX bytes:14003 (14.0 KB)

Right-click on the network icon on the taskbar and select 'Edit connections'. Select the connection for your phone. Is the 'Available to all users' box checked? It COULD be THAT, but I doubt it.

I use 32-bit LL on this laptop; I'll try things out with the 64-bit version. My BLU is software-rooted (Framaroot), but that shouldn't make a difference, as all this worked for me before I rooted the phone.

Unless someone else steps in with more insight than I have, I THINK this pretty much covers all the bases, as RNDIS support is built into the kernel, UIAM...

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Re: How to get tether to work
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2014, 11:01:47 AM »
 

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usb0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 82:68:04:d8:56:3f
          inet6 addr: fe80::8068:4ff:fed8:563f/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:24 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:6179 (6.1 KB)

You have:
inet addr:192.168.42.64  Bcast:192.168.42.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
as you can see I do not. Would that make a difference?
 

Re: How to get tether to work
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2014, 03:03:38 PM »
 

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I do not know what I did but I got it to work:
:~$ ifconfig -a
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr bc:ae:c5:d9:b7:ca 
          inet6 addr: fe80::beae:c5ff:fed9:b7ca/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:833073 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:446630 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:1185635451 (1.1 GB)  TX bytes:38942686 (38.9 MB)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback 
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
          RX packets:5739 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:5739 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:519216 (519.2 KB)  TX bytes:519216 (519.2 KB)

usb0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 16:3c:2c:8a:14:c0 
          inet addr:192.168.42.118  Bcast:192.168.42.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::143c:2cff:fe8a:14c0/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:4461 errors:1 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:1
          TX packets:3704 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:4224926 (4.2 MB)  TX bytes:786727 (786.7 KB)

It has this in there now;
inet addr:192.168.42.118  Bcast:192.168.42.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
 

Re: How to get tether to work
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2014, 03:08:04 PM »
 

ooseven

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The reason I'm doing this is for my sister. All she has is a cell phone/pc.

I have been trying for a long time to get her on linux, she was when she

was wired and she loved it. But now just a cell.

I will be making most likely a new post on her cell phone model most likely :P

Will let you know how it goes.
 

Re: How to get tether to work
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2014, 04:19:21 PM »
 

ooseven

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I just noticed that it was using my phones WIFI for the tethering.
So not yet solved
 

Re: How to get tether to work
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2014, 04:41:41 PM »
 

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Hello!

Since you're able to set up SOME KIND connection through the phone, you're almost there. Just turn off WiFi on the phone, make sure the phone's cellular data connection is enabled, and you SHOULD be 'good to go'.
 
Once you make it all the way there, I hope your sister enjoys it!

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Re: How to get tether to work
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2014, 05:35:19 PM »
 

ooseven

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I have the tethering on data on wifi off no signal to run firefox.

I must be missing some thing?

I just sent Blu Dash an e-mail on this. When I turn it off FF

flickers. So I'm close. I contacted my carrier and they said

not them. So waiting for ol Blu
« Last Edit: April 21, 2014, 06:14:45 PM by ooseven »
 

Re: How to get tether to work
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2014, 03:10:53 AM »
 

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Hello!

Please share their answer with us. I can't figure out what else to tell you at this point to save my life!

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Rob


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Re: How to get tether to work
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2014, 03:46:56 AM »
 

ooseven

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I'm thinking it has something to do with my data config.
I have it turned on, but the phone can't reach the net
 

Re: How to get tether to work (solved)
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2014, 05:11:42 PM »
 

ooseven

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I got it to. I opened firefox edit advance network connection settings auto-detect proxy setting for this connection.

Done it. Now to get my sister off windoz and on linux heee haaa
 

Re: How to get tether to work (solved)
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2014, 12:11:19 AM »
 

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Hello!

Super duper! Hope I SOMEHOW 'pointed you in the right direction'.

I'll file that one away for future reference. I've never needed to do that to get tethering going, but might need to one day.

Mine defaulted to 'Use system proxy settings', so it COULD be something in the way your system proxy settings were set up when LL was installed...

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« Last Edit: April 23, 2014, 12:17:55 AM by N4RPS »


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