App as a router. (Not tethering with LTE)

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  1. metsjetsfan macrumors 65816

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    Is there an app out there that allows you to use the phone as a router? Not tether via cellular data

    Typical use case is in hotels they only allow 3 devices sometimes would be useful to use it this way.

    Have an android device as well if it works there and there are iOS restrictions
     
  2. Aneef, Dec 18, 2016
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    Aneef macrumors regular

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    Do you want to use your phone as an Access Point (AP)?
    The easiest workaround I would do is to use the built in hotspot of my iPhone and then go into the settings of your cellular data profile and change a few settings, by putting garbage data(but ofcourse remember the original settings). I have done this a few times. This doesn't consume the cellular data and makes a portable hotspot too.
     
  3. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Sounds more like he wants to use it as a wireless bridge. Personally, I got a $20 TP-Link Nano Travel Router for this. Really light and tiny plus it's USB-powered.
     
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  5. metsjetsfan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks yes and do you know if they bypass the login pages in hotels?
     
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  7. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Personally, I connect it via ethernet. I find it more reliable and less congested than wireless bridging. If the hotel has like one of those Terms of Service pages, each wifi device still gets that page.
     

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