How Do I Use My Firefox OS Device as a Modem to Share My Internet Connection?

Posted May 22, 2015 by Leomar Umpad in Uncategorized

Share Internet Connection on Firefox OS

Firefox OS, though a fairly new mobile phone on the market, offers numerous features that are available to both Android and iOS. One of these features is the ability to share its internet connection. By enabling the hotspot on your Firefox OS device, you can share your phone’s internet connection over Wi-Fi. For those devices that do not have built-in Wi-Fi, you can still share your connection through the USB port. If you are interested in these features, keep reading. Both options will be covered in this tutorial.

How to Create a Wi-Fi Hotspot on Firefox OS and Share the Internet Connection Over Wi-Fi

Once the hotspot is activated on your phone, you can share your internet connection with other Wi-Fi ready devices. To learn how to enable the Wi-Fi hotspot on your Firefox OS device, follow these steps:

1.Go to the Home screen of your Firefox OS by pressing the Home button.Firefox OS Home screen
2.On the Home screen of your phone, scroll through the apps until you find Settings. Tap on the Settings icon to open your device’s settings.Settings icon on Firefox OS
3.On the Network and Connectivity section of Settings, tap on the Internet sharing option.Internet Sharing Option - Firefox OS
4.Tap on the Wi-Fi hotspot switch to turn it on.Wi-Fi Hotspot Switch - Firefox OS
5.The hotspot Name, Password, and Security type are displayed on the screen.Hotspot Details - Firefox OS
6.Tap on Hotspot settings to change your Hotspot Name, Password, or Security type.Hotspot Settings - Firefox OS
7.Change the details based on your preferences.Hotspot Settings Details - Firefox OS
8.You are done.

How to Enable USB Tethering on Firefox OS and Share Your Internet Connection Through a USB Cable

If a device does not have a Wi-Fi radio but has a USB port, you can still use the USB tethering option to share your Firefox OS phone’s internet connection. To do that, follow these steps:

1.Go to the Home screen of your Firefox OS by pressing the Home button.Firefox OS Home screen
2.On the Home screen of your phone, scroll through the apps until you find the Settings. Tap on the Settings icon to open your device’s settings.Settings icon on Firefox OS
3.On the Network and Connectivity section of Settings, tap on the Internet sharing option.Internet Sharing Option - Firefox OS
4.Scroll down until you find the USB tethering switch. Tap on the switch to turn it on.USB Tethering switch - Firefox OS
5.Connect the phone to a computer through a USB cord to start sharing your internet connection. You are done.

Did you have problems with any of the steps above? Do you have something to share about your Firefox OS device? We would like to hear about it on the comments section below.

 

About Leomar Umpad

A supply chain operations manager by profession. A technology-lover and a writer by heart. I have the passion to teach and inform.
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