OT: Ethernet to wireless converts
kauer at biplane.com.au
Wed Apr 17 02:10:44 UTC 2019
On Wed, 2019-04-17 at 10:49 +1000, Phil wrote:
> It sounds like we are of a like mind Bret except I want to use my
> mobile phone as the only connection to the Internet. I do not want
> the cost of two accounts.
OK, so this mysterious vanishing 3G/4G connection is in fact because
you are CHOOSING to cancel it. Fair enough.
> So, what I need is a device that will hot-spot to the mobile phone
> and give me an Ethernet socket. The Raspberry suggestion is a good
> viable option but it's perhaps not as portable as I would like.
Grab any access point that can be configured as a station, and use
that. Which means almost any modern commodity access point, but check
before purchase. You do not need a router, just an access point. Make
sure you get one with enough ethernet ports, or get a suitable switch
Your wifi devices will associate directly with the phone, and your
ethernet devices can be plugged into the ethernet ports on the access
Be aware that most phone hotspots are not capable of handling more than
a very few simultaneous wifi connections.
Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au)
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