Is there a way to share internet connectivity from linux laptop to ubports phone? I have a Nexus 5 with dead Wi-Fi and no matching sim card to get at least some connectivitty...

@alexcleac
1. set up usb tethering so that you can ping your phone from the laptop

2. on laptop, assuming your laptop is connected to internet through eth0:

sysctl net.ipv4.ip_forward=1
iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE

3. check what IP the laptop has on the USB network interface, and set that as default route on the phone.

If it doesn't have a menu for it, but you have a root shell:

ip route replace default $laptop_address

@alexcleac hm yikes tbh that sounds like it's shot networking wise. the only other option I can think of is some sort of USB OTG network driver

@jalcine basically this is the thing I was looking for, but didn't have much time to investigate idea more deeply. At least 3G works 😁

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