USB networking: tethering
For networking the bq supports tethering via an USB device. Connect the phone with your Linux, FreeBSD, ... whatever workstation and run the following in the terminal app:
android-gadget-service enable rndis
that will switch the USB port in the phone from MTP to tethering and create a 'rndis0' network device whith the IP addr 10.42.0.1 (seems to be static or configured); at the same time it offers to the connected computer an IP via DHCP (somehow it takes sometime);
And SSH is fine too as:
ssh firstname.lastname@example.org Welcome to Ubuntu Utopic Unicorn (development branch) (GNU/Linux 3.4.67 armv7l) >
The routing to Internet works as well fine and all is NAT'ed behind the best interface to use (wlan0 if Wifi is up too):
netstat -rn Kernel IP routing table Destination Gateway Genmask Flags MSS Window irtt Iface 0.0.0.0 192.168.2.1 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 wlan0 10.42.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 rndis0 172.28.23.131 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.255 UH 0 0 0 ccmni0 192.168.2.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 wlan0
How can I set it as default to rndis enabled?
Oliver Grawert: you cant, it is hardcoded on boot to always have working mtp (until here is a UI option to turn it on or off, we want regular users to lways be able to exchange files), but you can override it in a user pstart job that runs at a later point ...
create /home/phablet/.config/upstart/rndis.conf with the following content:
start on started indicator-network task script android-gadget-service enable rndis end script
when the interface rndis0 is enabled, somehow HTTPS access to the Ubuntu's app store is no longer possible; investigating further ...