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How do I use my android phones 2G internet connection on my Fedora 16 laptop [closed]

asked 2011-11-10 11:17:26 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

updated 2011-11-25 22:24:31 -0500

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I have an android phone: an HTC wildfire. I have 2G internet activated on it. Is it possible to use this internet on my laptop? Has anyone done this yet?

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answered 2011-11-10 15:40:29 -0500

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Sometimes the restriction to connect to the services resides in the phone manufacturer or in the carrier.

If the service is not locked, you can go to Settings -> Wireless & network settings -> Tethering & portable hotspot, and then select the method (USB tethering is preferable since hotspot drains your battery very fast).

If these options aren't available, your phone may be restricted and you may want to consider to replace your phone's firmware with a third party's one, like cyanogenmod

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Thanks a bunch! I'm on my phone's connection now :D

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2011-11-11 00:26:00 -0500 )edit

answered 2012-03-16 16:28:35 -0500

you can also use it with bluetooth connection, select bluetooth icon and then choose to set up a new device,after setup is completed in the last step mark the option providedto access internet

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answered 2012-03-18 02:13:44 -0500

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updated 2012-03-18 02:14:11 -0500


All phones with Android 2.2 and above are having USB Tethering facility. So all one need to do is plug in the USB and check the notification bar on Android phone and change the charge only option to USB tethering.


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answered 2015-01-22 23:06:02 -0500

:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) All you need is that when you connect your phone with usb it will ask for type of connection and then you must select nokia pc suite . Soon after selecting you will recieve a pop up on your f21 screen regarding setting up of a mobile broadband connection,there you follow the steps. After that your mobile broadband is ready to be used as an internet connection via bluetooth

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This question was asked more than three years ago! :) :)

skytux gravatar imageskytux ( 2015-01-23 02:31:15 -0500 )edit

ya i know but many like me come here and search for an excellent answer but doesn't get any.

pratik217 gravatar imagepratik217 ( 2015-01-23 08:16:38 -0500 )edit

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