Internet Sharing Not Sharing Internet

REPRODUCIBILITY (% or how often): > %95
BUILD ID = OS VERSION (Settings > About product): 4.3 (and lower)
HARDWARE (XA2, X10, X10 II, …): XA2 and other phones
UI LANGUAGE: English
REGRESSION: (compared to previous public release: Yes, No, ?): No

DESCRIPTION:

When enabling Internet sharing
The wifi connection connects, but doesn’t share the internet connection

PRECONDITIONS:

Seen the issue on several Linux laptops and Chromebooks

STEPS TO REPRODUCE:

  1. Get a laptop
  2. Share the internet of the phone
  3. Observe you can’t browse

EXPECTED RESULT:

The internet should work

ACTUAL RESULT:

The laptop get’s an IP address in the 72.28.172.XXX range from the phone
No network connecion

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

A workaround seems to be possible by running:
ssh defaultuser@172.28.172.1 -D 1024
on the laptop, then setting the OS to proxy though socks5 e.g:
socks5://127.0.0.1:1024

This is a bug that has been seen on the Jolla phone, Xerperia X and the XA2 and with multiple laptops.

Having to use socks5 prevents other things from working on my laptop.
This bug doesn’t happen if I tether off an Android phone

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I alao get it with my other phones. However, I’ve found that a few disconnect/reconnect, restarts, etc., usually makes it work eventually, but definitely annoying…

Thanks for the proxy tip… I just set http and https proxy in SF terminal with export, and it connected right up.

Wifi tethering always worked for me ( and I’m using SailfishOS since the Jolla phone) - until today. Couldn’t get it up even by restarting multiple times. I eventually decided to stop at a filling station and use their hotspot since it was somewhat urged (and I needed to connect a Windows notebook).
This is a nogo and probably related to newer software releases. This should be a bug of higher priority.

Just tested it with my XA2, 4.3.0.15.
I am actually writing this on my computer connected via tethering.
Seems to work.

Yes bit that’s probably just luck…
Or it is a 64bit issue. Newer had problems on my XA2 but on the X10.

This is defiantly a real issue, do you think I should raise this as a bug for them?