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Xperia X WLAN sharing not working [answered]

asked 2017-10-16 11:19:17 +0300

Direc gravatar image

updated 2017-10-16 11:19:57 +0300

Hi 'yall!

I just installed SFOSX a few days ago, and it seems that internet connection sharing using WLAN doesn't work. I can click the icon, WLAN symbol flashes on briefly, then hotspot symbol keeps lit, but I can't find any networks.

Can anyone confirm or test this please?

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I've written a little script that you can put in /home/nemo to toggle wlan-sharing ON/OFF.


if [ "$EUID" -ne 0 ]
  then echo "Please run as root (type devel-su first)"
  exit 1

if [[ $1 == "off" ]]; then
  echo "Best way to turn off hotspot at the moment is restarting your device..."
  exit 0
elif [[ $1 == "on" ]]; then
  echo "Switch Tethering ON.."
  echo 2 > /sys/module/bcmdhd/parameters/op_mode
  sleep 1
  echo "Now restart WLAN from UI (\"Settings > WLAN\") and enable hotspot (\"Settings > Internet sharing\")"
  read -p "Done with the instruction above? Then press [Enter] to continue..."
  ip link set dev wlan0 master tether
  sleep 1
  echo "Enjoy tethering on your Xperia X!;)"
  exit 0
  echo "USAGE: $0 <on><off>"
  exit 1
joschobart ( 2017-10-19 00:56:13 +0300 )edit

USB Tethering works well without any issues (on xperia X too) see here -

SymbianRefugee ( 2017-10-27 06:27:26 +0300 )edit

excuse me all, How can I do to copy this script in my Xperia? In a .txt file? and what shall I name this file? Thanks from a very beginner.

luca ( 2017-12-19 20:32:51 +0300 )edit

This method doesn't work with Sony Xperia XA2, it doesn't have /sys/module/bcmdhd. It has something under /sys/module/wlan, but no op_mode there.

shmerl ( 2018-12-17 02:19:36 +0300 )edit

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answered 2017-10-16 11:22:30 +0300

tmy gravatar image

updated 2017-10-16 11:22:51 +0300

It's listed in release notes as not yet supported feature:

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Thanks. I had somehow missed that page.

Direc ( 2017-10-16 12:15:54 +0300 )edit

answered 2017-10-21 20:54:44 +0300

TomC gravatar image

updated 2017-10-21 21:13:51 +0300

There seems to be a workaround for this issue:

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Doesn't work for me; my laptops 'see' the Xperia's network but wil keep trying to connect andget a network adress, but they never get it ...

mrtrm ( 2017-10-21 23:36:45 +0300 )edit

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