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has anyone successfully tethered their phone to a linux box.

to be exact,

i cannot connect ubuntu to evo4G using:
- barnacle tether
- wireless tether
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If you use your phone as a Wifi Hotspot it should allow any NIC device to connect to it.

Have you rooted your phone? I don't see any reason why it wouldn't work.

Of course, wired tether probably won't work because it's OS dependent and would require specific software operating on the computer, but a mobile hotspot would act just like a router.
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If you use your phone as a Wifi Hotspot it should allow any NIC device to connect to it.

Have you rooted your phone? I don't see any reason why it wouldn't work.

Of course, wired tether probably won't work because it's OS dependent and would require specific software operating on the computer, but a mobile hotspot would act just like a router.
i have complete root access to my phone.

and yes it does not make any sense why it doesn't work as hotspot.

i was wondering if anyone knew any info on what it depends on or something. i may of disabled something necessary.
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I have used my phone as a wifi hotspot on my netbook with no problem. It's just a standard wifi connection.
    
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Make sure you're getting Wireless Tether for Root Users (by Müller, Lemons, Buxton) on the Android Market. It is somewhat dependent on the wireless hardware in your phone so it's not absolutely guaranteed to work.

If all else fails, you can try Wired Tether for Root Users (this is not on the market) to tether via USB cable. I keep this as a backup for laptops without WiFi or when I don't really want everybody around to attempt to sniff my packets out of the air.
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