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  #3207396 18-Mar-2024 09:49
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I recently bought one of these from Amazon Aus as a travel router and it will probably meet your requirements. I've tested it with phone tethered by USB, and using WiFi as a WAN source, both successful.
https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B09N72FMH5?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details
There are several versions of this available, at various price points, if this one isn't great enough. It seems a bit step up from the previous travel routers I've used in terms of throughput

 
 
 

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  #3207420 18-Mar-2024 11:21
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nztim:

Now that you understand that What I would do is, buy a Mikrotik Audience (maybe outside your budget) it has 2x 5GHZ  Wi-Fi radios in it, you can use the 2x2 MIMO as a wireless client to your iPhone and bridge that to the second 5GHZ Radio and ethernet ports which can then connect wired and wireless devices as tethering.


The iPhone when hot spotting has a DHCP server of 8 /29 so that is 5 usable IP addresses, for Clients. you can circumvent this with making the Mkrotik Audience NAT out the 2x2 MIMO 5GHZ Interface (but then you will in theory have 3 layers of NAT) the Mikrotik, The iPhone, and CG-NAT from your carrier



It is however a solution you could use when you're out and about and need more devices connected to your iPhone.


 



Thank you - that's very interesting.

I didn't even know Access Points existed - which shows how little I know about tech.

As far as I was aware - the only way I knew that you could tether an iPhone to a router was via USB LTE. Hence the title of the thread.

Anyways - now i know USB LTE is limited (atm) to ~ 100Mbps - even academically it couldn't usefully replace a fibre connection at home, even if such a thing were a permissible activity.

I think I'll stick to my Gli 750s for the meantime - until I find a 100mpbs inexpensive travel USB LTE router. I'm sure they are around.

Thanks again - you've been great,

Cheers

Andrew

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  #3207422 18-Mar-2024 11:24
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shk292: I recently bought one of these from Amazon Aus as a travel router and it will probably meet your requirements. I've tested it with phone tethered by USB, and using WiFi as a WAN source, both successful.
https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B09N72FMH5?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details
There are several versions of this available, at various price points, if this one isn't great enough. It seems a bit step up from the previous travel routers I've used in terms of throughput





Great - thanks - looks like a decent upgrade from my Gli 750s, at a cheap price.



How is the throughput?




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  #3207513 18-Mar-2024 14:10
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Saap286: How is the throughput?


Just tested and it's going out at 50Mbps so no better than yours. You might need to go to a more powerful mode such as the newer version of your one. I figure that's enough for one of two users while travelling, and it lets me set up a VPN to home.

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  #3207781 18-Mar-2024 22:38
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Saap286:

 

I apologise if I caused any offense. My reply was a genuine thank you. 

 

I am sorry you feel my question was unclear, misleading or stupid. It was not meant as such.

 

 

Accepted, I also misunderstood the intention. All good, I didn't want to drive anyone away. Maybe this predecessor fits your requirements?





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  #3207793 19-Mar-2024 04:58
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Saap286: How is the throughput?


Just tested and it's going out at 50Mbps so no better than yours. You might need to go to a more powerful mode such as the newer version of your one. I figure that's enough for one of two users while travelling, and it lets me set up a VPN to home.


Thank you - that is helpful.

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