Hub 1 connect to phone hotspot?
due to a massive [-Censored-] up with a certain company i am now left without home broadband connection for the next 6 weeks or so. I do have lots of mobile data which is 5g so i can hotspot my wifi things ok but i have some thing which are not wifi and need plugging in ie hive and hue etc.
I have a plusnet hub 1 available, is there anyway i can set this to connect to my hotspot in order to run my wired devices?
thanks in advance
Re: Hub 1 connect to phone hotspot?
The Hub 1 is not much use in this situation.
If you have a spare old laptop (I recommend spare and old as from my experience after doing this the laptop needs a factory reset) it is possibe to "bridge" the wireless and Etherenet connection of a windows laptop.
This is a decent write up of it.
I think you will need to turn off DHCP on the Hub 1 to make it work.
Personally I would buy something that does a better job of it than a Hub 1.
I happen to know (because I have one) that a Draytek 2860 can share a WiFi connection as a WAN connection.
https://www.draytek.co.uk/information/our-technology/wireless-wan-wifi (this lists other models that have the feature)
A 2860 is currently likely to be a few tens of pounds second hand.