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Which packages should I install to make Fedora 21 connect to internet by Android Phone ?

asked 2015-01-15 03:52:43 -0500

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updated 2015-01-15 20:06:45 -0500

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In the past I used Ubuntu 14.04 and when I want to connect to internet by my Android phone, I connect it directly using USB cable without installing drivers or some packages like using the Huawei Mobile Broadband, and in Fedora 21 when I connect my Android phone to connect to internet, it is not working like in Ubuntu.

Is there drivers or some packages to install to make Fedora 21 workstation x64 to connect to the internet by Android phone?

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Does the output of lsusb show that the Android phone is recognized as connected to your system? Does the output of nmcli d show that NetworkManager recognizes the device?

bitwiseoperator gravatar imagebitwiseoperator ( 2015-01-15 10:04:31 -0500 )edit

Which version of Android runs on your phone?

anishjp gravatar imageanishjp ( 2015-01-16 03:53:17 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-01-16 04:31:12 -0500

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updated 2015-01-16 19:45:18 -0500

Here's a good article on how it works for a more minimally installed system (i.e. Gentoo).

On Fedora, the USB networking should already be enabled in the kernel. I tether my Fedora laptop all the time, with no issues.

So, the problem is probably with your network interface settings. The article also gives some information on this. Mainly, you just need to make sure your network management service is up and working (e.g. NetworkManager), and the USB network interface is configured to get everything automatic over DHCP.

There's also the possibility that you have a bad USB port. Have you tried other ports on your computer?

It could also be a bug with the USB network adapter driver, but that's the least likely.

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answered 2015-01-17 05:29:12 -0500

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You can see that guide to Arch Linux and try it for Fedora

Android tethering

Dont forget about that

Using an Android phone as a Wi-Fi access point (using 3G) has been accessible by default since Froyo (Android 2.2) without needing to root the phone. Moreover, this method will discharge the battery rapidly and tends to cause intense heating, unlike USB.

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