Ad-hoc wifi mobile hotspot DHCP issue on Ubuntu Nexus 7

Bug #1505495 reported by dave on 2015-10-13
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Tony Espy

Bug Description

I have a Nexus 7 (2013 flo) WiFi tablet flashed with Ubuntu touch.
I have been trying to get the tablet to connect to the Nokai N900(Maemo5 Linux) with QT Mobile Hotspot via wifi, it associates but doesn’t grab from an IP from the DHCP as my Ubuntu laptop does. If I run dhclient in the tablet's terminal it just hangs.
The N900 running QT Mobile Hotspot uses ad-hoc mode to make the connection.
My research shows that it is possible for a rooted android Nexus 7(flo) to connect to a mobile wifi hot spot via ad-hoc just as the Ubuntu Touch flashed Nexus 7 also already can according to iwconfig,
I do get a wifi associate on my Ubuntu Nexus7 and can see the MAC address of the Nokia phone on the other side of the connection with iwconfig.
This problem is only an ubuntu touch DCHP hang issue, the connection to the Nokia N900 hotspot works automaticly and perfectly when I use my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop.

Pat McGowan (pat-mcgowan) wrote :

Mind commenting?

Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
assignee: nobody → Tony Espy (awe)
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
status: New → Incomplete
dave (w-dj) wrote :

I would be happy to run any tests suggested by the bug team with my Nexus and hotspot phone, I am familiar with wireless-tools from the early 2000s when wifi config was a bit sketchy in Linux.

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