When you need to connect a Wi-Fi device to the internet and your phone has a good 4G signal, why not set up secure data sharing? With PureOS on the Librem 5 phone, setting up a hotspot is simple. Head into Wi-Fi settings and enable Hotspot.
Top Right Menu →
Turn On Wi-Fi Hotspot
You can configure the network name and password.For ease of use, others can scan your QR code or simply open the settings and attach to your new network. With your hotspot enabled, you can connect any Wi-Fi-capable device to your Librem 5s’ 4G data.
UPDATE: changed from terminal commands to network GUI steps. To set up a dedicated 4G access point, attach an Ethernet device to your Librem 5.Next, enable
Shared to other computers for your network device.
Ethernet Settings →
Shared to other computers
On the device you’re connecting, you’ll be assigned an IP, and you’ll be able to access the Librem 5s 4G data.
This can setup provide internet for a laptop, server, or your entire home network. Perfect for dealing with network outages in a pinch. You always have a backup data line wherever you have cell coverage.
Most cell providers charge extra for tethering, but on the Librem 5 with its modular modem, data is data, and tethering is just data. When bundled with Purism’s Librem AweSIM unlimited data service, you can protect your personal identity and have unlimited data, including tethering. No need to pay extra for how you use your data.
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