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Old 09-14-2016, 01:46 PM   #1
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Default How to set up Internet Connection Sharing over USB..?

I am using Fedora, but also have Debian available.

Is there any way to set up Internet Connection Sharing using USB..?

For example, with an Android phone, you can share its connection with a computer using so-called "tethering".

But I want to "tether" my laptop's internet connection to another computer, using USB.

How do I do this..?


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Old 09-23-2016, 02:21 PM   #2
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Default Re: How to set up Internet Connection Sharing over USB..?

Simple you can't,

The PC is USB host only and cannot be a client.

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Old 09-24-2016, 05:18 PM   #3
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Default Re: How to set up Internet Connection Sharing over USB..?

The "easy" route would be to get a USB to Ethernet adapter, then bridge those two connections. If your laptop is connecting via WiFi, then you can bridge the WiFi and ethernet, providing internet via ethernet. Many will say you need a crossover cable, and that depends on the age of the hardware. Most (if not all) newer NIC's can detect what they're connected to and remove the need for a cross-over ethernet cable. Alternatively, bridge and then use a hub.

There are ways of doing it, you just can't directly via USB... without some hardcore hacks that would probably void some s*** and break some stupid EULA's and laws about intellectual rights bla bla bla.
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