Using iPhone data plan for wifi router connection to Internet

Roncor

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Looking to see if there is a solution that allows my unlimited iPhone data plan to be used for load balancing / backup Internet connection with a dual wan port router. I think this is likely possible but need to identify the right hardware software combination to make it happen
 

hang-the-9

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The thing with that is that the phone has to be in range of it's hotspot, it can't be run off the router.

Although if you run the phone with a hotspot and have systems connected to both and are OK with the range, that software looks to be OK. But it won't do anything with using the router for that, that second WAN port won't be able to be connected to the phone.

Maybe if you setup a wireless extender, connect it to the phone hotspot, hook it up to the WAN port with the Ethernet cable and turn off DHCP on the phone it would feed the second WAN port.
 

hang-the-9

Titan
Moderator


The thing with that is that the phone has to be in range of it's hotspot, it can't be run off the router.

Although if you run the phone with a hotspot and have systems connected to both and are OK with the range, that software looks to be OK. But it won't do anything with using the router for that, that second WAN port won't be able to be connected to the phone.

Maybe if you setup a wireless extender, connect it to the phone hotspot, hook it up to the WAN port with the Ethernet cable and turn off DHCP on the phone it would feed the second WAN port.
 
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