NetworkInformation.type

This is an experimental technology
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The NetworkInformation.type read-only property returns the type of connection a device is using to communicate with the network.

Syntax

var type = netInfo.type

Return value

An enumerated value that is one of the following values:

  • "bluetooth"
  • "cellular"
  • "ethernet"
  • "none"
  • "wifi"
  • "wimax"
  • "other"
  • "unknown"

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Network Information API
The definition of 'type' in that specification.
Editor's Draft Initial definition

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) 31 (31) Not supported Not supported Not supported
unknown (Yes) 33 (33) Not supported Not supported Not supported
Feature Android Android Webview Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support Not supported (Yes) 31.0 (31) Not supported Not supported Not supported (Yes)
unknown Not supported (Yes) 33.0 (33) Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported

License

© 2016 Mozilla Contributors
Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License v2.5 or later.
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-us/docs/web/api/networkinformation/type