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Is there a way to use my 4g phone as a backup failsafe for my router ?

geraldwy
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Is there a way to use my 4g phone as a backup failsafe for my router ?

I want to use an old mobile phone as a permanent backup for my router for if the internet server goes down. I am not talking about using my phone as a hot-spot but providing a 4g internet service for my router if its service fails whilst I am away from home.

 

Is this possible to tether my mobile service to my Plusnet Hub 2 or do I need to purchase a new router to achieve this ?

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Dan_the_Van
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Re: Is there a way to use my 4g phone as a backup failsafe for my router ?

Hi @geraldwy welcome to the forum.

You will need to buy a device which supports your requirement.

HTH

 

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geraldwy
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Re: Is there a way to use my 4g phone as a backup failsafe for my router ?

Can you be a little more specific?
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Re: Is there a way to use my 4g phone as a backup failsafe for my router ?

@geraldwy  You can't do this with a phone.  A basic system that could do what you want would require a 4g Modem and the Plusnet Hub in bridge mode connected to a Dual Wan Router with failover to switch to the mobile network if he Broadband goes down.  Could be expensive.😮

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Re: Is there a way to use my 4g phone as a backup failsafe for my router ?

Some routers do actually support the ability to use a smartphone for failover. Can't be achieved with the Hub Two, but I know Asus have devices that offer the functionality.

Edit: another slightly different solution supported by Eero kit here.

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geraldwy
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Re: Is there a way to use my 4g phone as a backup failsafe for my router ?

Hi
Just to be clear I'm a Head of IT and been in the IT industry for some 30 years so I'm not asking for lessons.in IT basics. I'm looking for a real solution for this specific issue.
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Re: Is there a way to use my 4g phone as a backup failsafe for my router ?

@geraldwy : Both  @RealAleMadrid  and @bobpullen have given you possible solutions.

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Re: Is there a way to use my 4g phone as a backup failsafe for my router ?

@jab1 

I expect he's after some free consultancy 

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Re: Is there a way to use my 4g phone as a backup failsafe for my router ?

It is odd why people come out with the claim of knowing something/30 years IT, yet who have no clue when it comes to basic network or connectivity practicality. 

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Re: Is there a way to use my 4g phone as a backup failsafe for my router ?

@Dan_the_Van , @Mustrum  I agree with both of you. Even I know the Hub2 has no no 4G function/compatibility, and I've never used - or seen one, in the flesh.

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Re: Is there a way to use my 4g phone as a backup failsafe for my router ?

Reminds me of the old saying - Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.
geraldwy
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Re: Is there a way to use my 4g phone as a backup failsafe for my router ?

Mate I'm sure I know more about networking than you ever will.
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Re: Is there a way to use my 4g phone as a backup failsafe for my router ?

Then, purely out of curiosity, why are you asking the question - a quick look at the spec of the Hub2 shows it has no 4G functionality, and even I, with minimal networking knowledge, know that to achieve what you want involves rather more than plugging in a mobile?

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Re: Is there a way to use my 4g phone as a backup failsafe for my router ?

I didn't ask if it had 4g functionality though. I asked if was possible to tether my phone to this specific router. I thought that was quite clear in my description that I want to use my mobile phone.