Thursday, July 23, 2015

Let's test Ubuntu Phone's Wi-Fi Hotspots (internet tethering) feature

In system settings under "cellular"
 the new "Wi-Fi" hotspot feature

Enabling Hotspot feature






Hot spot feature settings



We have a brand new Wi-Fi Hotspots (internet tethering) feature that's about to land in Ubuntu Phone with OTA-6.
I know a lot of persons that have been waiting for this feature eagerly.
So let's see how easy it is to help out testing it :-).
You can test this feature on  both Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) and Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) based phone images

First you need to enable "Developer mode" on your Ubuntu Phone, to do this you go to system settings, "About this phone", swipe down right to the bottom and tap on "Developer mode", on the Developer mode page turn on "Developer mode" switch:



Now let's connect the phone to your Ubuntu desktop PC with a USB cable and in terminal write:

citrain device-upgrade <silo #> <pin/password on device>

so for testing this feature the command will be:

citrain device-upgrade  46 0000

where 0000 is your device's pin or password and 46 is the silo number.

If you don't have the phablet-tools-citrain package installed you need to:

sudo apt install phablet-tools-citrain 


Now to start the hotspot: 

  1. Ensure Wi-Fi is enabled.
  2. Go to System Settings -> Mobile/Cellular​
  3. Tap “Wi-Fi hotspot”
  4. Set up your hotspot
  5. Enable it.
If you hit an issue, here's how to report it:

- ​A client can't see the hotspot or the hotspot does not work:​
  * File against: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/indicator-network/+filebug

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​* Please attach /var/log/syslog as well as ~/.cache/upstart/indicator-network.log

- There's a problem with the System Settings UI:
  * File against: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-system-settings/+filebug

  * ​Please attach log files which you'll find here: ~/.cache/upstart/application-legacy-ubuntu-system-settings-.log​



Enjoy testing :-D.

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  2. I have read your post & found some important points, Thanks for sharing this post & hope that you will spread these kind of information regularly.
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  5. Thanks for the info :-)
    Added: sudo apt install phablet-tools
    Otherwise got error :
    /usr/bin/citrain: 45: .: Can't open /usr/share/phabletutils/shell-adb-common.sh

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  6. thanks for the info. looking forward to using the wifi hotspot feature

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  7. thanks for the info. looking forward to using the wifi hotspot feature

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