USB tethering between Ubuntu and Android phone

This post is the continuation of my previous post on tethering. This post is a step by step to connect your Ubuntu (AMD 64) with internet using easytether and android phone. You can get EasyTether in Android shop.

1. Goto http://www.mobile-stream.com/easytether/android.html and download your driver.

2. Install the driver

Easytether installation in Ubuntu

Easytether installation in Ubuntu

3. Make sure USB debug is enabled. Easytether says that is very important. In my Xperia X10 mini, I have the menu flow like Settings>Applications>Development and connect the phone to PC via USB.

4. Connect the phone in USB

5. Open the terminal and issue the following commands

bhavani@bhavani:~$ sudo easytether enumerate
[sudo] password for bhavani:
43423531314C31345243
bhavani@bhavani:~$ sudo easytether connect
connection established
run ‘sudo dhclient easytether0’ to configure the network interface
press Ctrl-C to disconnect

I tried to configure easytether0 network interface. So I kept the persent console open and issued the following command in a new console window.

bhavani@bhavani:~$ sudo dhclient easytether0
[sudo] password for bhavani:
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.3
Copyright 2004-2009 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit https://www.isc.org/software/dhcp/

Listening on LPF/easytether0/02:00:54:74:68:72
Sending on   LPF/easytether0/02:00:54:74:68:72
Sending on   Socket/fallback
DHCPDISCOVER on easytether0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 8
DHCPOFFER of 192.168.117.2 from 192.168.117.1
DHCPREQUEST of 192.168.117.2 on easytether0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
DHCPACK of 192.168.117.2 from 192.168.117.1
bound to 192.168.117.2 — renewal in 2147483648 seconds.

6. What else, open the browser and start browsing!! when you are completed, press Ctrl +c in the first terminal where easytether application is still running.

Happy tethering! Happy tuxing!

3G speed measurement

3G speed measurement

Story of my Android Migration – Thanks to Windows 6.1!

Last week, one of the frustrating weeks of this year for me.  I got numerous problems with my windows based biz phone. I got excellent review for that product, which made me to buy that. After buying and installing some apps, I got into several troubles. Installation of some applications failing with permission issue. Googling directed me to change some registry value, for that they told me an application similar to regedit. Installation of that apps also getting failed because of same permission issue. 🙂

whenever I used to browse, the head-ache starts. The phone will hang for ever. you will see key pad lights glowing, display switched off. No other option except pulling the battery out and reboot it.

Both booting and shut down option is too long. after very few apps installation, the phone becomes sluggish. aahhh

Last few days became nightmare for me. even after hard resetting, it keeps on hanging. Clearing temp files, cookies din’t help me much.

Consultation at service point is discouraging. They can work on this reboot issue. But nothing to do it with speed because, all windows phones are like that only 😦

I cant keep this growing. I looked for alternative options. If you ask me the OS, I have no choices other than Android. Regarding the brand, I am much interested to test HTC this time. after reading the reviews, specs finally I had three options before me

HTC wildfire – Full Touch – Android 2.1 – 528 MHz

HTC legend – Full Touch – Android 2.1 – 600 Mhz

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro – Semi Touch & Qwerty – Android 1.6 upgradable – 600 MHz

I left with no option for Qwerty with Android in HTC. I am not looking for more fun. The features of media player or FM radio may not convince me. My main concerns were speed, apps, mails & IMs while moving.

Finally it’s Xperia X10 mini!

Is this a success story or failure story? 😦

528 MHz

USB tethering between Vista and Android phone

I was much disappointed with Xperia X10 for not having a tethering app by default. Anyways, I got many solution from Android shop.

Some of them need root access, which I dint prefer. Being a beginner with Android phones, I dont want dig into it right now. 🙂

I found EasyTether from Android Shop. I found it easier because

  1. The installation is so simple as any other apps
  2. The driver for the operating system (not available for all OSs right now) is provided by them
  3. It adds a system tray icon, when we select ‘connect’ option in the phone as soon as the USB is plugged in, the streaming starts!

Being a free version they have blocked secured sites 😦 I don’t like that anyways.

I am planning to test some other apps too. If this is necessary, I will think about buying.

Here is the speed measurement for BSNL 3G in my place.

Speed measurement of BSNL 3G with EasyTether

Speed measurement of BSNL 3G with EasyTether