iPhone tether to USB in Linux Mint

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eiger3970
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iPhone tether to USB in Linux Mint

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Hi, I'm trying to connect/tether my iPhone's hotspot to Linux Mint's USB port.
I followed this https://www.howtogeek.com/68999/how-to- ... -linux-pc/

Installed ipheth-utils > rebooted > turned on iPhone hotspot > connected USB cable from iPhone to Linux Mint > no internet?
My machine specs:
Linux Mint 20.1 Ulyssa 64-bit.
Kernel Linux 5.4.0-62-generic x86_64
MATE 1.24.
Memory: 19.5 GiB
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G4560 @ 3.5GHz x 4
Graphics: AMD JUNIPER (DRM 2.50.0 / 5.4.0-62-generic, LLVM 11.0.0)
Disk space: 410.0 GB
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Re: iPhone tether to USB in Linux Mint

Post by HAWR »

Hello eiger3970,

I don't know whether I understand you right, but for Iphone USB Tethering I only know this without extra app installation:

USB Tethering Iphone

1. connect your phone to your computer via USB (your phone charger hopefully has a usable, detachable USB cable)
2. go to Settings > Personal Hotspot > Activate in your phone
3. activate USB only
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Re: iPhone tether to USB in Linux Mint

Post by eiger3970 »

Thanks, yes I did that.

iPhone to USB to Mac > connects with no internet:
Ethernet
Connected
Configure IPv4: Using DHCP
IP Address: 192.168.1.20
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Router: 192.168.1.170
DNS Server: 8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4

iPhone USB
Connected
iPhone USB is currently active and has the IP address 172.20.10.6.


iPhone to USB to Linux Mint > no connection option at all.
I turn on iPhone and Linux Mint wifi and Linux Mint has internet from the iphone.
However, I need internet from the USB, not the wifi.
My machine specs:
Linux Mint 20.1 Ulyssa 64-bit.
Kernel Linux 5.4.0-62-generic x86_64
MATE 1.24.
Memory: 19.5 GiB
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G4560 @ 3.5GHz x 4
Graphics: AMD JUNIPER (DRM 2.50.0 / 5.4.0-62-generic, LLVM 11.0.0)
Disk space: 410.0 GB
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Re: iPhone tether to USB in Linux Mint

Post by Minux1 »

It’s no problem USB tethering an iPhone to a Windows computer with iTunes installed as the required USB driver is in iTunes.
I do it all the time.
Don’t think there is an iTunes for Linux? ... at least not one that I’ve heard of.
Doubt if Apple would provide a separate Linux driver for USB iPhone tethering.
I use wifi (iPhones “Personal Hotspot”) to connect my iPhone to Linux computers for Internet access purposes.
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Re: iPhone tether to USB in Linux Mint

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USB tether used to work nicely, however the latest ios update seem to have caused problems.
iPhone Wi-Fi HotSpot is intermittent.
USB HotSpot says Wired Connection connected, but no Internet?
My machine specs:
Linux Mint 20.1 Ulyssa 64-bit.
Kernel Linux 5.4.0-62-generic x86_64
MATE 1.24.
Memory: 19.5 GiB
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G4560 @ 3.5GHz x 4
Graphics: AMD JUNIPER (DRM 2.50.0 / 5.4.0-62-generic, LLVM 11.0.0)
Disk space: 410.0 GB
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Re: iPhone tether to USB in Linux Mint

Post by eiger3970 »

Same issue.
USB tether no longer works on my computer with my phone or with another person's phone on their computer.
I notice the Wi-Fi tether is intermittent especially around 1800-2100, when I guess lots of people come home.
Perhaps the phones now kick people of tethering when it's busy?
My machine specs:
Linux Mint 20.1 Ulyssa 64-bit.
Kernel Linux 5.4.0-62-generic x86_64
MATE 1.24.
Memory: 19.5 GiB
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G4560 @ 3.5GHz x 4
Graphics: AMD JUNIPER (DRM 2.50.0 / 5.4.0-62-generic, LLVM 11.0.0)
Disk space: 410.0 GB
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Re: iPhone tether to USB in Linux Mint

Post by eiger3970 »

Wiped Mint 19. Installed Mint 20.1.
Network icon shows a clear wired connection to the mobile.
However no Internet. I'm still having to use the wireless mobile hotspot to Mint's Wi-Fi NIC, which is patchy.
Any suggestions please?
My machine specs:
Linux Mint 20.1 Ulyssa 64-bit.
Kernel Linux 5.4.0-62-generic x86_64
MATE 1.24.
Memory: 19.5 GiB
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G4560 @ 3.5GHz x 4
Graphics: AMD JUNIPER (DRM 2.50.0 / 5.4.0-62-generic, LLVM 11.0.0)
Disk space: 410.0 GB
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