1. robertr1's Avatar
    Is it possible to use mywi in ubuntu via usb tether without having access to the internet on the computer. I'm trying to to do this on my desktop so right now it has no source of internet(my desktop doesn't have built in wifi). It seems like I'm pretty much screwed because the only way I can find to make it work involves downloading something from the internet in ubuntu. Obviously I can't do that so does anyone else have any idea how to make it work.

    Also if this is in the wrong area sorry.
    2010-10-31 08:56 PM
  2. skizo's Avatar
    From the FAQ:

    Will it work on Linux?
    MyWi requires you to have the latest iTunes installed for the USB connection to work. Because of this, the USB connection won't work on Ubuntu, Linux, etc. (Only platforms iTunes is supported)
    2010-11-12 09:09 AM
  3. M_Blackthorne's Avatar
    I'm not sure if something has changed recently. However, I can say with certainty that the statement in the FAQ is no longer the case. I've used MyWi 4.0 on an iPhone 3GS running iOS 4.2.1 USB tethered with a Linux laptop running fully updated Ubuntu 10.10.

    The one caveat that I found is that the ipheth module no longer registers as an ethX interface, but rather as a wwanX interface and is not automatically managed by NetworkManager. I simply run dhclient on the interface and it acquired a lease and started working.

    So, in short USB tethering in Linux does work.
    2011-02-17 05:08 PM
  4. Carimerr's Avatar
    I also have a Ubuntu machine that I want to tether to myWi, can you tell me how you connected?
    2011-02-27 10:15 PM
  5. aajgar's Avatar
    it's kind of simple. Please follow the instruction at --> Diego Giagio :: Personal Website - iPhoneEthernetDriver

    once you have the kernet modules loaded, check dmesg to verify that the device is loaded.
    [ 3054.494167] usbcore: registered new interface driver ipheth
    [ 3065.693214] usb 2-2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 9
    [ 3066.233085] ipheth 2-2:4.2: Apple iPhone USB Ethernet device attached
    [ 3077.680047] eth2: no IPv6 routers present
    now , you should be connected to eth2,
    eth2      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 42:d3:2d:d3:8c:12  
              inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
              inet6 addr: fe80::40d3:2dff:fed3:8c12/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:2193 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:4715 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:587049 (587.0 KB)  TX bytes:2785856 (2.7 MB)
    the deb package in the ubuntu repository didn't work, So, I have to compile the module.

    ~ Aajgar
    2011-04-04 06:42 AM