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How do you access the internet in RHEL 5 using Android smartphone USB LAN?

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it might show up if you have it plugged in at boot time. Then you could use it but it might show up as a gateway so I am not sure. Will see what I can find and will post an answer for any info I find –  Joe Oct 1 '12 at 6:50
wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Android_Tethering this may help if it shows up as usb0. –  Joe Oct 1 '12 at 6:55
thanks @Joe ..but my system can not recognized USB interface.. usb0 device not listed using the command ifconfig -a –  satheesh Oct 1 '12 at 7:01
you need the driver for it then. It maybe included in your kernel just not compiled in. I can't remember if you can get the source to rhel or not but if you can, try compiling your own as this would allow you the opportunity to compile the driver into the kernel. If you are not sure on how to compile take a look at the gentoo installation manual it will help as you have to compile your own kernel in gentoo. –  Joe Oct 1 '12 at 19:30
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