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Old November 29th, 2011, 09:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Post Solution to Wi-Fi Tethering Issues

Thanks to TRS-80's thread, and my own issues I had to find a solution because not everyone is having the issue, which means it could be market specific, maybe tower specific? I am not a cell phone guru...but I found a way around it. Browser Agent Headers, it appears its looking for the proper agent headers and can tell when your on the PC because the agent headers are different then those of the phone's browser.

Step by step solution

1) Get firefox and install addon User Agent Switcher
2) Go to Firefox menu bar and go to addons -> User Agent Switcher -> options
3) Then click New -> New User Agent
4) Clear out everything for the new user agent
5) Description Android
6) Copy and paste this for your user agent field

Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.2.1; en-us; SCH-R910 Build/FROYO)

7) Click Ok
8) Move it up to the top of the list
9)Then when firefox is fully opened right click underneath the orange firefox icon and check menubar
10) Under Tools look for default user agent and select your Android browser agent
11) A circle should appear next to it to let you know its been selected

Happy browsing!@!
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