Can not tether OnePlus phones with Flint

Tethering testing with various android phones, an iPhone and various GLiNet routers.

GL-AX1800 Flint * firmware version 3.208 {QSDK11 (openwrt 15.05.1)}
iPhone SE (2020), iOS 15.1 - Detected and connects to internet
Nexus 6P, Android 8.1 - Detected and connects to internet
Oneplus 8 Pro, Android 11 - Not detected
Oneplus 6T, Android 11 - Not detected

GL-S1300 Convexa-S * firmware version 3.211 {QSDK11 (openwrt 15.05.1)}
iPhone SE (2020), iOS 15.1 - Detected and connects to internet
Nexus 6P, Android 8.1 - Detected and connects to internet
Oneplus 8 Pro, Android 11 - Not detected
Oneplus 6T, Android 11 - Not detected

GL-MV1000 Brume * firmware version 3.211 (openwrt 19.07)
iPhone SE (2020), iOS 15.1 - Detected and connects to internet
Nexus 6P, Android 8.1 - Detected and connects to internet
Oneplus 8 Pro, Android 11 - Detected and connects to internet
Oneplus 6T, Android 11 - Detected and connects to internet

Notes:
All android phones used the same USB-A to USB-C cable that came with the Brume.
‘Detected’ means the WebUI updates to show tethering as an option.
‘Not Detected’ means the tethering option in WebUI remains grayed out.

Conclusions:
For GLiNet devices using QSDK11 which is based on an older version of OpenWRT. Tethering only works for devices that are compatible with that version of OpenWRT. Which seems to be android devices that existed around that time. And iPhone because the hardware ID hasn’t changed?
While GLiNet devices running the more recent OpenWRT have no issues connecting to recent phones.

Questions:
Are my OnePlus phones not detected by the older OpenWRT because of how new the phone manufacturer was when that version was released? Since it seems new Samsung phones work OK.
Is anyone else running into tethering issues with the GL products based on the older OpenWRT?
Does anyone have a solution to get tethering working for the OnePlus phones on the products using the older OpenWRT (like the Flint) besides just installing a never version of OpenWRT?

Thank you very much for your feedback. I will check it.

Mmm

I have just connected my

  • Xiaomi Mi 9T
  • Android 11
  • Release June 12 2019 (So sits between release of your two OnePlus)
    to my
  • Flint
  • Firmware 3.208
  • OpenWRT Chaos Calmer 15.05.1

and tethering works fine.

Interesting, Xiaomi as a manufacturer released their first phone in 2011. OpenWRT 15.05 was released in 2016. And OnePlus released their first phone in 2014.

That seems to match my theory that OnePlus was just a very new phone manufacturer at the time that version of OpenWRT was released and not included for identification. So it looks like a found an edge case for phone tethering. I’m still wondering if anyone knows of a workaround besides waiting for the hardware to support a newer version of OpenWRT?

I have the same issue with my Motorola Edge Plus. It’s a newer phone running Android 11. I can tether several of other phones like a Moto X4, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G Ultra, IPhone 11 and 12. The Motorola Edge Plus works fine with my Beryl (GL-MT1300), as do all the other devices I previously mentioned. Please help!

Any Update? I need this to work with my Motorola Edge Plus

Sorry, it will take some time.

I have a Motorola one 5G UW and I can not get it to Tether to my AX1800.
It works fine with my AX750s and I have the latest updates.

Just found out that if I used a different phone it would connect without any problem. So the Motorola One 5G UW does not work with the GL-AX1800/Flint but does work with my GL-AR750S Ext. My Google 4A 5G works with both as well as my Blade X1 5G. You would think that if it worked with thr GL-AR750s Ext then it should work with the better Router the GL-AX1800/Flint…

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