Mint 17.3 tethering problem

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grazie
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Mint 17.3 tethering problem

Post by grazie » Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:54 am

Never had any problems connecting my Mint laptop to wireless networks before, but can't get it to work with tethering to either my iPhone or my newly acquired 4G Mobile device. No problems authenticating the connection, but I don't get any data transfer. No problems tethering to the same devices with my Andriod tablet .
Last edited by grazie on Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:27 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: Mint 17.3 tethering problem

Post by catweazel » Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:45 am

You don't say how you're tethering. I use bluetooth. What are you doing?
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Re: Mint 17.3 tethering problem

Post by grazie » Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:18 am

Doesn't matter what transport layer I use, neither wifi, bluetooth or usb connections work. I can connect to the 4G devices (either 4G modem or iPhone) wirelessly, but no data transfer takes place. Using an Andriod tablet with the same 4G devices works fine.

Just checked some things and noticed that I don't have a DHCP client installed on Mint. As standard wifi connections always work (DHCP provided by the wifi service I pressume), could this be why networking with a 4G connection is failing?

Edit
Needed this fixing urgently, so after discovering that the same laptop had no networking problems when running a live image, I had to resort to reinstalling an OS to get some work done.

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