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use a hotspot as the internet source to the router

Ankenyike
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use a hotspot as the internet source to the router

I want to use an Android phone hotspot as the internet connection TO the router, and then will connect via ethernet cable, a weather station.  The weather station needs to be hard wired to a router, thus it cannot go directly to the hotspot.  The hotspot needs to be connected as the intrenet source (like DSL or cable)  Is this possible?

 

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Bridge mode can be done on most (recent) NETGEAR routers. you don't need additional equipment for that. I recommend AC1900-class routers like the R7000 which are best bang for buck and performance. don't stare yourself at the numbers of newer routers as they won't magically increase your range or so. And for the throughput, you'd need a compatible wifi card for that

Routing: NETGEAR R7800 - Voxel Firmware 1.0.2.84SF
Switching: 2x NETGEAR 8-ports (GS108v4) / 1x NETGEAR 16-ports (JGS516v2)
Desktop: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X - Server: Intel Core i7-7700K - NAS: Intel Pentium G4400 - Cruncher: Intel Core i5-7400

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Re: use a hotspot as the internet source to the router

Use a router in bridge mode....bridge it to the hotspot

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Ankenyike
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Re: use a hotspot as the internet source to the router

Can that be done withoit any additional equipment?  Do you have a recommended router model?

 

Thanks.

 

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microchip8
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Re: use a hotspot as the internet source to the router

Bridge mode can be done on most (recent) NETGEAR routers. you don't need additional equipment for that. I recommend AC1900-class routers like the R7000 which are best bang for buck and performance. don't stare yourself at the numbers of newer routers as they won't magically increase your range or so. And for the throughput, you'd need a compatible wifi card for that

Routing: NETGEAR R7800 - Voxel Firmware 1.0.2.84SF
Switching: 2x NETGEAR 8-ports (GS108v4) / 1x NETGEAR 16-ports (JGS516v2)
Desktop: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X - Server: Intel Core i7-7700K - NAS: Intel Pentium G4400 - Cruncher: Intel Core i5-7400

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