Lessons learned WRT bt-tethering to Android
Enable bt-tethering on your phone
mine runs on lineageOs 16.x and has an entry for this in the network/hotspot section.
Enable it there. You do not need to enable the hotspot (for wifi) main entry.
power on, scan on, pair phoneMac, trust phoneMac, paired-devices, info phoneMac
there is fog of confusion about the format of /etc/pwnagotchi/config.yml
if you are on v1.1.1 the correct version is like
bt-tether: enabled: true mac: 'C0:EE:FB:73:A2:EA' ip: '192.168.44.44' netmask: 24 interval: 1 share_internet: true
The website documents a more diversificated format with devices: entries.
This is the future and fits to the plugin version on the server but it does not fit to the v1.1.1 version.
v1.1.2 will change that
while in many scenarios MAC addresses are valid regardless of case (i.e. B8:27:EB:89:2F:B7 is equivalent to b8:27:eb:89:2f:b7) this is not so with gotchi setup. Stick to UPPERCASE
192.168.44.44 is magic
do not doubt, believe in it. Credo quia absurdum
a decent network info app on the android helps.
mine is called network info II and it shows an interface bt-pan on my mobile with 192.168.44.1
It was most helpful when I had my gotchi to face BT AE (adress error) state and had doubts regarding the right IP. When the gotchi is off bt-pan disappears.
this is trivial but still very true. After a bazillion of failed attempts we may turn blind to the most obvious misconfigurations.
Let s.o. else have a look at your settings. For this, do a precise docu of yr settings in preparation to a post in this or another forum.
Explain the reason of every setting - you may actually find the problem (or one of them) while doing this.
restarting with the touch-call is not enough.
You need a real reboot to see if your bt-tethering config works.
And, what’s worse, you need to wait a while to see it. Patience pays…