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[Implemented in] WiFi tethering [released]

asked 2013-12-18 19:32:14 +0300

bijjal gravatar image

updated 2014-04-09 16:50:46 +0300

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As a Jolla user, I would like to share the internet connectivity of the phone with other devices over WiFi.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by ortylp
close date 2014-03-18 19:25:44.634005


I heard this can be activated also via cmd line... how can I do that?

stezz ( 2013-12-22 19:46:01 +0300 )edit

You can tether by USB or WIFI via command line already:

USB tutorial

WiFi tutorial

Morpog ( 2013-12-24 17:14:53 +0300 )edit

Via cmd looks easy for you, experts of Linux, but for people that is starting (I put myself in that group) it's a bit complicated :S An app would be better

petaqui ( 2013-12-24 17:42:53 +0300 )edit

I also reckon that when there's an app, it has been approved by Jolla, so it is safer. And @petaqui has a point too.

jaine ( 2013-12-24 23:43:22 +0300 )edit

FYI: there is now four answers to this question all saying the same that an 3rd-party app already fixes this and this question is ob the 'roadmap' of Jolla, so could we accept any of the answers and close this question? (cc: @eric)

foss4ever ( 2014-01-10 15:29:13 +0300 )edit

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answered 2013-12-24 18:19:37 +0300

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updated 2014-02-24 20:48:58 +0300

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There is a tethering UI in development. Not sure when it will be available in the image.

on video here, pay attention when settings app is opened it shows share internet entry.. so it is upcomming update


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additional feature request: if possible, not just WEP security (as in the N9), but WPA2, please? :-)

(additional additional feature request: possibility to choose "hidden wireless network" - but I understand if that's a bit harder to achieve)

phle ( 2013-12-25 16:09:05 +0300 )edit

Cool to know, but.. if it can be enabled by command line, should it be solved by 3rd party app while sailors focus on something more important?

Artem ( 2013-12-29 05:06:19 +0300 )edit

actually WEP is useless. Its without benefit of crypto, but with the discomfort (entering passphrase).

fl ( 2013-12-30 06:41:58 +0300 )edit

Also mentioned in the "[Official announcement] The next update release is in early March":
we'll get WLAN tethering with the post-Mobile World Congress update (that is, beginning of March 2014).

phle ( 2014-02-24 21:49:00 +0300 )edit

I find wlan tethering quite inconvenient compared to bluetooth tethering. Does this update bring BT-tethering too? Jolla is certainly capable of doing so, as the tether app from the store supports it.

Fuzzillogic ( 2014-03-01 00:15:39 +0300 )edit

answered 2013-12-25 11:56:21 +0300

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Until it is officially available, I did write a simple app for doing this, but have not yet had time to substantially test etc. and submit it to Harbour. I have the code available in Github ( https://github.com/sremes/harbour-hotspot ), and there are RPM packages available too, but you still probably have to install it through developer mode terminal (pkcon install-local [rpm-file]). Sorry for shameless self-promotion.

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Is it possible to add the wifi channel selection? :)

nsuffys ( 2013-12-26 19:05:39 +0300 )edit

You can install it also through file browser, no need to use terminal.

slehtonen85 ( 2013-12-26 20:50:34 +0300 )edit

Thanks for your work! I get "Fatal error: /home/nemo/Downloads/harbour-hotspot-0.1-3.armv7hl.rpm is not valid rpm-File" with 0.1-3. Any idea? I've not tried earlier versions.

[Edit] Nevermind, I had a problem downloading the file.

Kabouik ( 2013-12-28 16:58:16 +0300 )edit

answered 2013-12-30 07:28:33 +0300

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I just released an app, which supports Wifi and Bluetooth tethering and handles all necessary connections automatically: http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=92206.

phle: The Wifi network, which Connman creates, is an infrastructure WPA2 network.

nsuffys: The Wifi channel selection isn't easily available due to the Connman dbus interface limitations.

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@Jare - Neat! :-D

Being of the "I should most probably not tinker with the terminal"-variety, I think I'll wait until it's included in a SailfishOS update (or at least until it's available as a Jolla Store app), though - but I appreciate that it's do-able, and available. :-)

Also, I second talk.maemo.org user "Boxeri"'s question/request/wish:
If possible - show the number of currently active connections. :-)

phle ( 2013-12-30 09:39:39 +0300 )edit

Great work! Thanks!

SagaciousT ( 2014-01-09 07:36:47 +0300 )edit

@Jare - Found the Tethering app in the Jolla Store yesterday.
Yes, I still want tethering built-in in the OS, but until then this is very neat. Tried it yesterday, and it works fine.
Thank you! :-)

phle ( 2014-01-09 08:49:00 +0300 )edit

Having used this application extensively I can say it has shown to function perfectly during hours of testing. More stable than Joikuspot on Symbian and the battery life is much less affected. Thank you for this essential.

vandersmash ( 2014-02-28 15:38:03 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-01-08 15:16:59 +0300

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Just saw a new app in the Jolla app store called Tethering.

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Yes, the Tethering app, which I linked in my previous post, is now available in Jolla store. Cheers ;)

Jare ( 2014-01-08 18:48:59 +0300 )edit

Yes thanks @Jare, problem solved, great work :)

foss4ever ( 2014-01-09 04:14:15 +0300 )edit

Works like a charm - thanks !!

Manankanchu ( 2014-01-10 15:15:19 +0300 )edit

answered 2013-12-26 10:43:25 +0300

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A related feature request is this question about bluetooth tethering.

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answered 2014-01-12 18:01:50 +0300

Can that be answered by making tethering the same as "adding support of OpenGarden's mesh-type shared connectivity services"?

See more about Open Garden here

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