Posted: Sun Nov 14, 2021 7:43 Post subject: ddwrt mobile usb tether or wifi hotspot WAN
what would be the best way to use a mobile phones internet for the router WAN \ internet connection?
i notice there is a iPhone optio under wan, but i suspect it wont work with android?
this would be more of a emergency option, say if the main line goes down so it should be easy to setup?
Client mode – The radio interface is used to connect the Internet-facing side of the router (i.e., the WAN) as a client to a remote access point. NAT or routing are performed between WAN and LAN, like in "normal" gateway or router mode. Use this mode, e.g., if your Internet connection is provided by a remote access point, and you want to connect a subnet of your own to it.
if you finished reading you would find that link explained and got the client connection working with ease, i visited those other pages you linked which did not make it as clear and easy to follow and setup.
the links you supplied dont address the question, but thanks. i am looking for a more direct exact response not a general point in the direction on the subject which is now
easy way to usb hotspot an android phone and keep radios free.
quick guide to setup wifi client (connect to mobile AP)
in router settings:
goto status tab > wireless.
site survey > join your AP.
goto wireless tab > set wireless mode to client
goto wireless tab > wireless security.
choose your AP security type and enter password.
save, apply, reboot router.
you should see the router connect to the mobile AP if setup correct. and the WAN IP of the mobile AP in the top right.
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Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2021 3:27 Post subject:
Because the required kernel modules are not compiled and present in the firmware image or in the kernel itself in the firmware image since some routers with USB ports are 4MB flash size and something would have to be removed to make room for said kernel modules. Furthermore, kernel modules that are called by modutils commands shouldn't be compiled into the kernel because packages and features do not load modules that are compiled into the kernel, as noted by bugs and issues and debug messages. AFAIK, you can't insmod, modprobe, or use any modutils for modules compiled into the kernel. I am hoping that all of these code optimizations that have been happening will change this and that Android tethering will be a native feature for USB-equipped routers.
i have been using an android app for a long time called Easytether.
Easytether integrates seamlessly with openwrt and works great as an emergency backup.
However i have a couple netgear routers with the broadcom hardware that openwrt has limited or no support for that i can find. On these routers i am just now attempting to setup dd-wrt and it would be nice to get easytether working on them also.
Does anyone have experience setting up easytether with a dd-wrt router?