4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 18, 2018 1:14 AM by Intel Corporation

    Is usb0 interface actually working?

    LudoDrone

      Dear Aero Community,

       

      I'm trying to connect my Samsung Galaxy S7 to the Aero with USB tethering to run some ROS nodes between the Aero and Android.

       

      I've plugged the Android phone in a USB hub (USB 2.0 OTG) and it gets recognized through MTP protocol. I can open folders and see what's inside the phone.

       

      Although when I activate the USB tethering and I try to share my connection, nothing happens.

       

      The phone is seen by the Ubuntu system, in fact when I run the command:

       

      lsusb

       

      I get:

       

      Bus 002 Device 003: ID 8086:0a80 Intel Corp.

      Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub

      Bus 001 Device 009: ID 04e8:6863 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd GT-I9500 [Galaxy S4] / GT-I9250 [Galaxy Nexus] (network tethering)

      Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0461:4e22 Primax Electronics, Ltd

      Bus 001 Device 003: ID 413c:2106 Dell Computer Corp. Dell QuietKey Keyboard

      Bus 001 Device 002: ID 05e3:0610 Genesys Logic, Inc. 4-port hub

      Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

       

       

      I've tried to do the same on my Ubuntu 16.04 laptop and it works  (a new Ethernet connection is detected, a new interface is automatically created, everything runs smooth) so it's not an OS issue.

       

      My question is:

       

      what is the deal with the usb0 interface? Where is the eth0 interface?

      Why can't I have my phone connection to be recognized as an Ethernet connection?Is it because my USB OTG is a 2.0?

      I've spent the whole day trying to figure out what's the problem.

       

      Thank you in advance!

        • 1. Re: Is usb0 interface actually working?
          Intel Corporation
          This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

          Hello Ludovico,

          Thank you for your interest in the Intel Aero drone. 

          Your request has been received and is currently being investigated. 
          We will get back to you as soon as possible.

          Regards,
          Octavian
           

          • 2. Re: Is usb0 interface actually working?
            Intel Corporation
            This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

            Hello Ludovico,

            Thank you for your interest in the Intel Aero drone. 

            After testing this issue in our lab we've found the tethering function doesn't work in the linux kernel for Aero. 
            So if you have installed Ubuntu on your Aero, you can reboot the drone and choose advanced options on boot and then select the generic kernel. 
            We've done it this way and it works, the drone automatically detects the phone as an ethernet connection on the generic kernel. 
            As an alternative, you can also try apps like easytether to set up a connection although, you might still need to boot in the generic kernel. 

            Hope this helps. 

            Regards,
            Octavian

            • 3. Re: Is usb0 interface actually working?
              LudoDrone

              Hi Octavian,

               

              Ethernet compatibility over USB Tethering would be a very nice feature to have.

              Can Intel do something about it? Aero is an outstanding development platform already but that'd make it even more powerful.

               

              I will try to use Easytether, although it's a proprietary solution and therefore not suited for developers.

               

              Thanks,

              Ludovico

              • 4. Re: Is usb0 interface actually working?
                Intel Corporation
                This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

                Hello Ludovico,

                Thank you for your feedback. 

                We don't have any plans for implementing this feature right at the moment but we will check if possible and take it into consideration. 

                Do you require any more assistance with this issue in the meanwhile?

                Regards,
                Octavian