Spend disproportionally much time trying to get my newly acquired Convexa-B to tether my iPhone SE 2 its connection, and managed to figure out how to get it working after much trial-and-error. But there’s one final problem I haven’t been able to resolve: moments after the tether connection is made and I am able to browse the internet, the connection stops working again after 0-30 seconds.
Based on the system logs and much investigation of the possible issues, I’m confident the relevant error is:
Sat Jul 25 16:32:12 2020 kern.err kernel: [ 1019.916896] ipheth 1-1:4.2: ipheth_tx_timeout: TX timeout
I am at a loss how to resolve this issue, as well as how to get more information on the root cause of the timeout itself. My latest hunch is it might be related to the “Trust this device” resetting, but I don’t know how to validate this. Another thought might be that the USB port is faulty.
Has anyone experienced this as well? Any clues as to what the issue might be?
Highlights of what I’ve tried so far:
- Update everything
- Install all available packages related to iPhone connectivity
- 3300 reboots, reconnects and re-enabling personal hotspots between 4 different iPhone cables