Android usb tethering
ivoras at freebsd.org
Mon Nov 1 22:25:17 UTC 2010
On 11/01/10 15:42, Mark Atkinson wrote:
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> On 11/01/2010 03:54, freebsd-questions at herveybayaustralia.com.au wrote:
>> Anyone tried the data tethering feature on the Android phones?
> I have, it works. Attaching via usb in the proper mode should attach
> the umodem device which you can then use the published serial device
> with the userland ppp(8). Defining the correct section name for
> tethering can be a little daunting however.
> Google for things like 'telstra GSM ppp.conf' or such and then you just
> have to convert any linux scripts you find into freebsd ppp.conf. If
> you're lucky you may find freebsd specific configurations. Or, someone
> on the list may have one to share.
I believe it depends on the phone manufacturer. HTC phones apparently
use some kind of "Ethernet over USB" which is well supported under
Windows and Linux but not FreeBSD:
Nov 1 23:20:52 betelgeuse kernel: (da4:umass-sim1:1:0:0): lost device
Nov 1 23:20:52 betelgeuse kernel: (da4:umass-sim1:1:0:0): removing
Nov 1 23:20:53 betelgeuse root: Unknown USB device: vendor 0x0bb4
product 0x0ffe bus uhub5
Nov 1 23:20:53 betelgeuse kernel: ugen4.4: <HTC> at usbus4
In the above messages, the kernel detaches the storage device (umass)
and tries to attach the new device, which doesn't have a driver so it's
attached as "ugen" - generic USB.
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