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Question Bypassing hotspot/tethering throttle speed on n200 5g

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l0csta

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Got a free n200 through tmobile to use as a hotspot device for my pc. I was previously getting the job done by using a galaxy note 3 and setting my pc's ttl to 65 but apparently that doesn't work with the newer phones.

I did some searching online and haven't been able to get a definitive solution to bypassing the hotspot throttle, as people seem to have varying results.

Had a lot of issues with PDAnet+, so it's definitely not a long-term solution for me.

Just sent an unlock request to OnePlus, hopefully by next week I'll get the unlock file and I'll root the phone. I'm assuming that rooting the phone will expand my options for what I want to do. Anyone have a solution that worked for them?
 

Pachacouti

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Yo, it's like dns hijacking, in fact, this is what you have to do to bypass this.

I'll paint a scenario, see what you make of it...

I plug my sim into a wifi router, in the control panel of this router, I set the wifi to use the 2nd ip, (yes, all isp's actually give you 2 ip's, one that is public, one the isp use's to spy on you, and the one you see in your ethernet card, usually 192.168.1.1.

Your wifi router runs adb, so it is on a different network, being 192.168.0.1, if you set your connecting device to your public ip shown by the router, and nxbogus domain your isp's private number seen in the router, (usually 100.whatever) and their dns, then set your prefered dns in the connecting device, you will bypass the throttling, but you will notice something else...

They throttle you by lowering your phones coverage lol...

Notice in your wifi setup pages your signal will drop from say 75% to 25%, and if you check the config logs, you'll see your limited 90% by the isp..

Yup, I'm isp level in this department..
 
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l0csta

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didn't understand half of what you said. can you break it down a lil bit more?
 

PopCaps1996

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Got a free n200 through tmobile to use as a hotspot device for my pc. I was previously getting the job done by using a galaxy note 3 and setting my pc's ttl to 65 but apparently that doesn't work with the newer phones.

I did some searching online and haven't been able to get a definitive solution to bypassing the hotspot throttle, as people seem to have varying results.

Had a lot of issues with PDAnet+, so it's definitely not a long-term solution for me.

Just sent an unlock request to OnePlus, hopefully by next week I'll get the unlock file and I'll root the phone. I'm assuming that rooting the phone will expand my options for what I want to do. Anyone have a solution that worked for them?
you could always use this classic app been around for yrs its called pdanet/Foxfi........ http://foxfi.com/
 

l0csta

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you could always use this classic app been around for yrs its called pdanet/Foxfi........ http://foxfi.com/
yea i'm using easytether rn, very similar to foxfi and pdanet+... not a permanent solution however, as it tends to randomly disconnect and i often get kicked out of games due to "network lag". Speeds are exponentially faster than the throttled hotspot, however, so i wont complain.

still, would be nice if there was a solution to this for the native hotspot/tether features... tried everything with apns and changing the ttl on the phone but it didn't work.

looks like someone found a solution for the moto g 5g here, maybe i'll try to implement this for the n200, could be a possible workaround.
 

AiM2LeaRn

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yea i'm using easytether rn, very similar to foxfi and pdanet+... not a permanent solution however, as it tends to randomly disconnect and i often get kicked out of games due to "network lag". Speeds are exponentially faster than the throttled hotspot, however, so i wont complain.

still, would be nice if there was a solution to this for the native hotspot/tether features... tried everything with apns and changing the ttl on the phone but it didn't work.

looks like someone found a solution for the moto g 5g here, maybe i'll try to implement this for the n200, could be a possible workaround.
moto g solution you posted requires a special kernel. usb tethering through PDAnet+ paid version works fine, the key is you dont enable it thru the native tethering, instead enable USB tethering through the PDAnet app and leave the phone on charging mode so it can make a ADB connection. Make sure ADB is working and you can establish a working adb connection from PC to phone first prior to attempting to tether since it will use ADB. i get full speeds tethering using the paid version.
 

l0csta

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moto g solution you posted requires a special kernel. usb tethering through PDAnet+ paid version works fine, the key is you dont enable it thru the native tethering, instead enable USB tethering through the PDAnet app and leave the phone on charging mode so it can make a ADB connection. Make sure ADB is working and you can establish a working adb connection from PC to phone first prior to attempting to tether since it will use ADB. i get full speeds tethering using the paid version.
yeah i've been doing this via easy tether, gets the job done for the most part
 

fddm

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For me, PDAnet has low throughput while EasyTether runs full speed and can be used with OpenWRT. They both disconnect randomly though.

No reason to deal with that if you have root. AdGuard+VPNHotspot+noprovisioning is easy to setup and works fine for most networks.
 
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Pachacouti

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didn't understand half of what you said. can you break it down a lil bit more?
Only connection is WAN to WAN!

Ok, first, I use an lte wifi router, enter gui, goto lan, change router login ip to any ip not 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1, the latter is hidden in router, but when trying to connect 2nd router, using this ip, problems appear, because the 1st router has adb enabled due to the lte section of 1st router being android 6, and uses's it.

So in effect, I set 1st routers address to 192.168.1.5, 255.255.254.0, 192.168.1.3 ie, this is 1st router login address. In the 2nd router I set mac address of 1st router to use 192.168.1.3, having been set in the 1st.

I do this because if I set 2nd router to match 1st routers address, the 2nd router auto changes address, when plugged in to first, and the 1st router changes too.

So now that you can goto 192.168.1.1 in 2nd router with 1st plugged in, try 192.168.1.3.

First part over, now the tricky part...

Disconnect 2nd router (this Will become your MAIN router)

Start 1st router with sim in, only to obtain public ip, because you need to set this ip in WAN of 2nd router. If your ip changes every reboot, you need to check public ip from first router match's what you set the wan ip to in 2nd router.

Now when you are in 1st router's network/lan settings, look for option to use 2nd ip. enable it, in the ip box put your public ip, ie your internet ip, and remove all access to anything else, including disabling wifi, both 2.5 and 5g.

So now plug in 2nd router WAN to first routers WAN.

Go into 2nd router, and block the PRIVATE ip seen in 1st router, the ip the isp shows you, and NX=bogusdomain your isp's private dns

In your WAN page of 2nd router, set preferred dns.

Voila.

70-80% increase in response.

The hardware method to block dns hijacking :)

Ps any reboot of the first router will change its ip due to being lte, so remember to check 2nd router match's after any power outage...
 
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    Yo, it's like dns hijacking, in fact, this is what you have to do to bypass this.

    I'll paint a scenario, see what you make of it...

    I plug my sim into a wifi router, in the control panel of this router, I set the wifi to use the 2nd ip, (yes, all isp's actually give you 2 ip's, one that is public, one the isp use's to spy on you, and the one you see in your ethernet card, usually 192.168.1.1.

    Your wifi router runs adb, so it is on a different network, being 192.168.0.1, if you set your connecting device to your public ip shown by the router, and nxbogus domain your isp's private number seen in the router, (usually 100.whatever) and their dns, then set your prefered dns in the connecting device, you will bypass the throttling, but you will notice something else...

    They throttle you by lowering your phones coverage lol...

    Notice in your wifi setup pages your signal will drop from say 75% to 25%, and if you check the config logs, you'll see your limited 90% by the isp..

    Yup, I'm isp level in this department..
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    For me, PDAnet has low throughput while EasyTether runs full speed and can be used with OpenWRT. They both disconnect randomly though.

    No reason to deal with that if you have root. AdGuard+VPNHotspot+noprovisioning is easy to setup and works fine for most networks.