[ubuntu-za] Cellphone modem + LAN

Hannes Coetzee scorpking at scorpking.za.org
Tue Sep 29 14:10:05 BST 2009

Charl Wentzel wrote:
> Hi Guys
> Thanks for helping with apt-cacher.  Now for an even more difficult
> question:
> My laptop is connected to the LAN (via cable) and I'm using my cellphone
> to connect to the internet for now.  The plan is that apt-cacher can use
> my cellphone to get some special updates, while the new pc's on the
> network can connect to my laptop through the LAN.
> I can connect to the Internet using my cellphone (via usb/rndis) as long
> as I'm unplugged from my Lan.  As soon as I plug in the LAN cable, all
> internet traffic appears to be routed through the LAN instead and fails,
> even though the cellphone is still connected to the Internet.
> Is there a way to overcome this?
> Charl
Oh and.. if you plug your network cable in after you connected your 
cellphone it will use the last made connection for routing. If you 
reconnect your cellphone it should work.


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