Android Phone as Internet Hotspot

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    I have not seen or am familiar with the following setup. Someone has asked me for assistance with modifying their wireless Internet setup.

    The person wants to connect a "wired" Ethernet device to his wireless network. He currently does not have a router. His computers connect to the Internet via their own Wi-Fi adaptors, to his Thunderbolt Verizon cell phone serving as a hotspot.

    What is the best/recommended way to connect this "wired" Ethernet Device to his network? What hardware is needed?

    Thanks in Advance.
     
  2. jdd58

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    I have a router with dd-wrt set up in client mode to a Verizon 4g MiFi. -http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Client_Mode_Wireless

    A desktop is connected by ethernet to the router. The dd-wrt router also feeds another router setup as an access point on the opposite end of the house for better coverage.

    This setup works solid. I previously tried repeater bridge mode but had limited success.
     
  3. TheKid7

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    Thanks.

    What is the Brand & Model of your Router?
     
  4. jdd58

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    I am using an old Linksys WRT160n, version 1. Version 2 is not supported by dd-wrt.

    If you have an old router that you want to try dd-wrt on just check the database to see if it's supported. -http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-database

    I just bought a TP-Link to put dd-wrt on but I'm using it with the original firmware as an access point so far. It's cheap. -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704037
     
  5. TheKid7

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    Thanks.

    This one looks like a good "budget" priced DD-WRT Router:

    -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833127288
     
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    The d-link looks good if you get revision A1. There looks to be a revision B1 out that is not supported.

    Also do not get the TP-Link I suggested. I just checked the version I got 1 month ago and it is 4.2 which is not yet supported by dd-wrt. Version 4 was.

    Looks like you may need to find another choice to be safe.

    Buffalo with dd-wrt pre-installed -http://www.buffalotech.com/products/wireless/wireless-n-routers-access-points/airstation-highpower-n150-wireless-router-whr-hp-gn/
    Available here -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=33-162-034

    If you get the newegg e-blast deals The D-link DIR615 is on sale for $32.99.
     
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