• How-to tether Windows Mobile to Ubuntu

    by  • 2008/10/16 • How-to, Linux, Ubuntu • 7 Comments

    Another random site I found the other day had this little tip on tethering your Windows Mobile phone to Ubuntu.
    Seems pretty straight forward. I haven’t tried it yet but I don’t think it would be too complicated.

    apt-get install subversion
    svn co https://synce.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/synce/trunk/usb-rndis-lite
    cd usb-rndis-lite/
    sudo ./clean.sh
    sudo make install

    Then you just need to go to internet sharing on your phone and plug it in. Whenever I have a chance to give it a try I will let you know if it works for me.
    If you get a chance to try it leave me a comment and let me know.


    Avid learner with a passion for technology and people. He is always trying new things or taking something apart to make it better.

    7 Responses to How-to tether Windows Mobile to Ubuntu

    1. out0v0rder
      2009/05/10 at 18:35


    2. von
      2009/08/13 at 05:59

      I have a Palm 800w with Sprint service. I had no issues getting usb-rndis-lite built and installed. When I try Internet Sharing on the phone it shows the phone attempting to dial #777, but it doesn’t connect. The the popup window that shows it is dialing appears and disappears pretty quickly over about 3 times then stops trying. Any ideas.

    3. 2009/08/13 at 12:11

      The only tip I can think of off the top of my head is to make sure on your phone the Network Connection is Data Network Connect and not Phone as Modem.

    4. 2009/09/01 at 08:51

      Works with HTC Universal on WM6.1 and Ubuntu 9.04. Thanks.

    5. drivefast
      2009/09/23 at 19:11

      Worked first try on HTC “Tilt” on WM6.5 and Ubuntu 9.04.

    6. Larry
      2009/12/11 at 05:07

      for Von, try browsing to a web page before connecting the internet sharing. That’s what I have to do

    7. Phil
      2010/05/01 at 06:57

      Hey Von. You have to hack the OS in the phone. Sprint has it set up to force certain types of connection and prevent tethering. I don’t know how to do it on the palm, but that’s the same problem the touch pro had when tethering until I performed some registry edits.

      Mine isn’t working for a different reason. My internet Sharing app on my phone says “Status: Check USB Cable connection”

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