Linux Use Internet From Android – Step-by-step

December 29, 2022 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist.

GNU/Linux Android USB Internet Tethering Connection Guide

Hi! This tutorial will guide you step-by-step on How to Access Internet from Android Phone on GNU/Linux Desktops.

And to Access Internet from Android is a very useful Solution in case you can’t do it directly from Linux.

So, specifically when you need to Install the Wifi Network Interface Drivers or other Software but you are Offline.

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  1. 1. Enabling USB Tethering

    Now to Enable USB Internet Tethering
    (The below Steps vary depending on which version of Android you have)
    First, your Phone must to be Connected by the Cable to the Linux Computer.
    Then on Pop-up choose “Allow“:

    Allow connection
    Access Android Settings and select Connections:
    Connections
    Again “Mobile Hotspot and Tethering“:
    Mobile Hotspot and Tethering
    Last, Slide on the USB Tethering:
    Enabling Usb Tethering
    You should be Done! :)
    But in case the connections still doesn’t works then see the Next Step for a Manual Setup!
  2. 3. Connecting Manually

    Now in case of Issue to Connect Manually to Internet
    Try, with:

    sudo ip address
    And then:
    sudo dhclient
    Finally, to Test the Internet Connection on Command Line with Ping:
    ping -c 3 google.com
    Dhclient and Ping

    How to QuickStart with Command Line on GNU/Linux:


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