How do you make mobile connection with the latest ISO?

It seems I have stuck with that question. Lately one of my friend appeared to me, as he wants to use Fedora as daily driver, but he has neither wifi nor cable access, but as he travels a lot, he has an android phone that usually he used under windows as a hotspot. He awaited the best, but ended up possibly with the worst case scenario. Without network, and aiding tools to access broadband LTE modem, nor hotspots there is no way to update, or add a chance to use the system. With default Fedora Gnome ISO install sees no network, no adapters, and the question is what can do the average user if there is no other way to run the system??


An Android smartphone can share its mobile connection with multiple methods.

Settings > Connections > Mobile Hotspot and Tethering:

  • Mobile Hotspot
  • USB tethering
  • Bluetooth tethering
  • Ethernet tethering

The most simple way is to enable USB tethering.
It works as an automatic Ethernet connection on Fedora.

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So, If I understanding right, if the BT and wifi is basically copyrighted/needs blob - eg. loads no driver by default, and results no visible networks, then I need usb cable with hotspot enabled android phone with connection sharing (thethering). Will it work with Gnome install?

Yes, connect your smartphone and PC with a USB cable and enable USB tethering.
Mobile connection sharing should work in any environment including GNOME.