Hello, I’m trying to connect to my iPhone’s hotspot via usb as I’m away from home and don’t have any Ethernet/internet. Usually I don’t have any issues, but sometimes it just won’t connect.
Attempting to activate the USB connection through nmtui shows:
Could not activate connection: Connection 'Wired Connection 1' is not available on device enp0s26u1u3c4i2 because device has no carrier
Running ip addr shows:
1. lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN group default qlen 1000
link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
inet 127.0.0.1/8 scope host lo
valid_ltf forever preferred_ltf forever
inet6 ::1/128 scope host
valid_ltf forever prefered_ltf forever
2: enp0s26u1u3c4i2: <NO_CARRIER,BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP> mtu 1500 qdisc fq_codel state DOWN group default qlen 1000
link/ether 9e:f4:8e:04:8b:15 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
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This is a little ambiguous
a Hotspot connection is a wireless connection
and you want to use USB
… which is commonly called “tethering” - as there is a physical tether (the cable)
This usually shows up as an ethernet connection in linux
… you can connect your cable - to keep the phone charged while it is providing a wireless hotspot to which you can connect … via wifi
I do not have any experience with apple (Iphone) devices
I’m frequently stumped and even lost when I’m forced to use them
On Android, you have to enable USB tethering before you can use it - it’s probably similar with an IPhone - but I can’t say for sure, much less how …
Did you actively enable USB tethering - or do you assume it will just work once a USB cable is plugged in?
It likely won’t …