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By redheadplantguy, Senior Member on 2nd March 2014, 11:26 PM
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hello everyone. just wanted to share a little trick i figured out.
occasionally i run short on bills, and broadband gets cut off.
lovely thing i found out how to do is, feed my mobile data into my home router.
i do this through laptop. pretty simple.
1: tether phone to computer
2: go into windows network settings.
3: click change adapter settings.
4: highlite your tether and your lan both. hold ctrl and click each of them.
5: right click and "Bridge Connection"
6: plug a lan cable from computer ethernet into line IN on router.
7: Wifi through whole house WITH ports for wired connections.
8: DANCE AND GIGGLE FOR SCREWING THE BIG CORPORATIONS!

quite useful if you have the unlimited lte like i do. i've used over 70 gb in a month before running everything.

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3rd March 2014, 02:06 AM |#2  
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Originally Posted by redheadplantguy

hello everyone. just wanted to share a little trick i figured out.
occasionally i run short on bills, and broadband gets cut off.
lovely thing i found out how to do is, feed my mobile data into my home router.
i do this through laptop. pretty simple.
1: tether phone to computer
2: go into windows network settings.
3: click change adapter settings.
4: highlite your tether and your lan both. hold ctrl and click each of them.
5: right click and "Bridge Connection"
6: plug a lan cable from computer ethernet into line IN on router.
7: Wifi through whole house WITH ports for wired connections.
8: DANCE AND GIGGLE FOR SCREWING THE BIG CORPORATIONS!

quite useful if you have the unlimited lte like i do. i've used over 70 gb in a month before running everything.

if you like this, click thanks please.

Bridge networking has been popular for awhile

Its how i use both my Tether speeds AND my dad's home WiFi 1MB per second download.
3rd March 2014, 02:28 AM |#3  
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Bridge networking has been popular for awhile

Its how i use both my Tether speeds AND my dad's home WiFi 1MB per second download.

of course it has. but there are always people who haven't heard about it.
i've never seen anything in here about it and it's incredibly useful with T Mo's unlimited 4g.
the lovely thing about the web is we all share. even reshare, to help fellow peeps.

of course, there are also drawbacks too.
for instance, people can be snippy and snide to amuse themselves.
but hey. take the good and the bad, right?
6th March 2014, 02:58 AM |#4  
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Thanks for this! I've heard of bridging, but never understood/never bothered to find out more about it. This could be useful.
6th March 2014, 02:54 PM |#5  
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Do they throttle your data speed? (Does it show up as mobile hotspot usage?) With my cable internet, I stream Netflix and Hulu and use about 85-100gb a month. I'd like to get rid of cable if I could just upgrade to the unlimited data plan and use that instead.

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6th March 2014, 05:49 PM |#6  
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Is there a way to just bridge my phone to the pc? The router is on the opposite side of the house from my computer.

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12th March 2014, 07:52 PM |#7  
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Do they throttle your data speed? (Does it show up as mobile hotspot usage?) With my cable internet, I stream Netflix and Hulu and use about 85-100gb a month. I'd like to get rid of cable if I could just upgrade to the unlimited data plan and use that instead.

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I have the unlimited 4g. Depending on what Rom and such you run, very easy to tether without them noticing.
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Is there a way to just bridge my phone to the pc? The router is on the opposite side of the house from my computer.

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There are some tutorials on how to use Windows laptop as a WiFi router on Google.you can usb tether, perhaps. I bridge phone to router to get much greater distance than phone alone can manage.
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I thought you had limitations on how much tethering data you could have with the unlimited plan?
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I thought you had limitations on how much tethering data you could have with the unlimited plan?

there are several work arounds and custom roms that will not show up to t-mo. i've been working around their tethering block for years now on all my different phones
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