If got an EeePc with interenet connection via LAN.

Because I have no WLAN in my office I want to share it to my Iphone -- although the Iphone can connect to the laptop it does not get any IPadress and or internet connection.

  • I used System -> System Settings -> Network -> Wireless -> Hotspot to establish the connection and left everything on default.
  • EeePC has Internet access via LAN and gets it IPadress automatically
  • the connecting device is a standard Iphone 3GS with IOS 6
  • as this is a firm network IPadresses are not in standard range of an home-network
  • Ubuntu on laptop is 12.04 with Unity

Any idea what might be the problem or how to fix it?

Please excuse if I have not given enough or the right information I am really new to the Linux world and happily will provide further information.


One of these methods should work: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Internet/ConnectionSharing

  • I am aware of those but neither did work. – petermeissner Sep 26 '13 at 11:16

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