No internet access through Pinephone hot spot
I decided to try out the wifi hot spot feature since that looks like something that could be useful. Out of the box, the "Turn on Wi-Fi Hotspot" 3 dots menu item in Settings/Wi-Fi is greyed out. So I set it up via command line per the Mobian wiki :

sudo nmcli device wifi hotspot ifname wlan0 con-name Hotspot ssid Pinephone password HotspotPassword

This sets up the hot spot and connecting to it works, however there is no internet connectivity through that connection. (This is tested by pinging so there are no name resolution issues.) Routing table on the laptop shows the default gateway as and that pings, but nothing further out.

The phone is connected to 4G and has internet access itself. I've tried with a couple of different laptops with the same result. For test purposes firewalls on the phone and laptops are disabled. (A side effect seems to be that King's Cross terminal no longer responds to the virtual keyboard when the hot spot is enabled.) Rebooting the phone for good measure did not change the result.

Is there any other configuration that needs to be done, or is this something that is currently known not to work?

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No internet access through Pinephone hot spot - by Zebulon Walton - 12-23-2020, 08:48 AM

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