Sync using tethering connection (USB ethernet or Wi-Fi)


(Stephan Vierkant) #1

I’m using an tethering connection between my laptop (Ubuntu) and my phone (Oneplus 5, Android 8.1.0) and I’d like to sync between my devices.

How can I sync between my devices with USB or Wi-Fi tethering? There is no ‘ethernet’ option in Settings.

Tethering over Wi-Fi or USB ethernet doesn’t make any difference. In both cases the Wi-Fi is not connected (as as client) or disabled.


(Audrius Butkevicius) #2

It should just work if you don’t have any specific run conditions enabled. I don’t think they will be able to discover each other locally as I suspect tethering does not establish a lan, even if it does, I suspect broadcasts will be disabled, so it will either connect via external ips or even relays.


(Stephan Vierkant) #3

No, it doesn’t. I have no run conditions, but Syncthing asks me if I want to change them when both mobile data and Wi-Fi are disabled.