Share Linux internet connection over Bluetooth

asked 2018-08-04 18:21:50 -0500

abitrolly gravatar image

How to share Fedora internet connection with Android phone over Bluetooth? I can not find any relevant settings in Bluetooth pane of F28. I share Android's internet with PC no problem, but how to do this the other way?

I am in China. So far so good, but I can not access my email, Telegram, DuckDuckGo, Facebook (which is good), but most importantly is that Google Photos can't clean up space on Android by backing up all my great photos of The Great Wall.

I have Fedora on my Notebook, and I used my awesome Linux skills to tunnel through my home server, and can now use the other part of internet as before.. but not on the phone. I know it is possible to setup VPN and connect to it directly, but I'd like to solve that particular Bluetooth scenario, because not all devices have VPN settings like Android.

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I don't have any experience with this myself, but these questions on AskUbuntu may help:

bob323 gravatar imagebob323 ( 2018-08-05 22:53:24 -0500 )edit

Thanks for links. I checked that bluemanis not installed, which means GNOME on Fedora 28 is using different Bluetooth stack. I filled feature request at because setting up all the things mentioned by @nisankh looks fragile and complicated.

abitrolly gravatar imageabitrolly ( 2018-08-10 12:35:16 -0500 )edit