I followed the Excito Wiki: Connect your B3 as a wireless device to an access point
Having done this I can see that my b3 connects successfully (I can see it on the smartphone list of connected devices - and I have it as an "Allowed Device"). I am able to connect and network multiple devices this way (e.g. Windows 7 laptop, Canon WiFi printer).
However, the B3 cannot see the internet, and I can't access it from other devices connected to the WiFi hotspot. I can connect to the B3 using a LAN connection to the Windows laptop, and I can share internet access with the B3 over the LAN, but I want the B3 to have internet access with just the WiFi hotspot available.
If I do
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sudo su - ifdown wlan0 ifup wlan0
If I look at the B3 web interface, I have:
- Profile > Server Only
- WAN > Obtain IP Address Automatically (DHCP)
This shows everything zero'd except "Default gateway" which has the IP of the smartphone correcly. Earlier, it did also have a valid IP for the smartphone DNS, but this is now zero. I have briefly tried setting the IP values manually but without success.
- LAN > Obtain IP Address Automatically (DHCP)
- Wireless > OFF
- Firewall > reports "These settings are locked (no valid WAN port connection)."
I have looked in /var/syslog but no real clues there and have no idea where to look or what to try.
I guess it could be something with my mobile provider, but I have a contract that allows tethering (and this is how my Windows laptop is connected and sharing that connection with the B3 - it is my only source of internet). I have also previously used tethering to connect a Linux laptop to the internet using a USB connection to the smartphone.