I tried to tether my old Windows Mobile 6 phone with my Ubuntu computer to use the phone's network. However, even though the kernel seems to recognize the phone and it is used as a network device I can not receive any packets from http-requests.
The following output is from dmesg:
[ 230.884554] rndis_host 1-1.1:1.0: dev can't take 1558 byte packets (max 1536), adjusting MTU to 1478 [ 230.892791] rndis_host 1-1.1:1.0: RNDIS_MSG_QUERY(0x00010202) failed, -47 [ 230.910356] rndis_host 1-1.1:1.0: eth1: register 'rndis_host' at usb-0000:00:1a.0-1.1, RNDIS device, 80:00:60:0f:e8:00 [ 230.910382] usbcore: registered new interface driver rndis_host [ 241.853911] eth1: no IPv6 routers present
So, the phone is recognized as eth1:
eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 80:00:60:0f:e8:00 inet addr:192.168.0.57 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 inet6 addr: fe80::8200:60ff:fe0f:e800/64 Scope:Link UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1478 Metric:1 RX packets:953 errors:759 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:1223 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:197786 (197.7 KB) TX bytes:224916 (224.9 KB)
And pinging an internet address works as well:
PING www.l.google.com (22.214.171.124) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from bk-in-f105.1e100.net (126.96.36.199): icmp_req=1 ttl=40 time=299 ms 64 bytes from bk-in-f105.1e100.net (188.8.131.52): icmp_req=2 ttl=40 time=117 ms 64 bytes from bk-in-f105.1e100.net (184.108.40.206): icmp_req=3 ttl=40 time=136 ms 64 bytes from bk-in-f105.1e100.net (220.127.116.11): icmp_req=4 ttl=40 time=135 ms 64 bytes from bk-in-f105.1e100.net (18.104.22.168): icmp_req=5 ttl=40 time=344 ms 64 bytes from bk-in-f105.1e100.net (22.214.171.124): icmp_req=6 ttl=40 time=103 ms --- www.l.google.com ping statistics --- 6 packets transmitted, 6 received, 0% packet loss, time 5005ms rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 103.563/189.388/344.436/95.197 ms
But when I try to retrieve a web page it does not work (as an example the output of a wget request):
% wget www.google.com --2012-01-16 18:59:12-- http://www.google.com/ Resolving www.google.com... 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, ... Connecting to www.google.com|220.127.116.11|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Moved Temporarily Location: http://www.google.de/ [following] --2012-01-16 18:59:12-- http://www.google.de/ Resolving www.google.de... 18.104.22.168 Connecting to www.google.de|22.214.171.124|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... ^C
So I am really surprised why this does not work an hope someone here has an idea how I could get it to work.
Thanks in advance.