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Tethering to phone to a Router

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by smiffeh, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. smiffeh

    smiffeh Lurker
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    I am just curious, but if I'm using the built in tethering (on an Evo Shift, CM7) to connect to a router, what will the router log look like? Will it look like my phone is accessing the router? Or will the router be able to tell my laptop is accessing the router using my phone?
     



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  2. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy

    I don't think it works that way. If you wifi tether, your laptop connects to your phone via wifi and the phone connects to the cell tower using 3G/4G. If your laptop connects to your router, it doesn't connect to the phone at all. Phones are not designed to be router repeaters.
     
  3. colnago

    colnago Android Expert

    It depends on how you have it setup...your description is not very clear. However if you use the phone as a modem, and connect to the router via USB, to use as a modem (e.g. Developing router), the router will view the phone as any other gateway...again, assuming that is how you'll connect, with the PC connecting to the internet via the router at that point.
     
  4. smiffeh

    smiffeh Lurker
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    The laptop is connected to the phone via USB. The phone is connected to a router via wifi.

    So the connection is as follows: computer -> phone (via USB) and phone -> router (via Wireless N). As far as I can tell, the data is transferring as follows: Router -> phone -> computer.

    It works this way. I verified by testing like this:
    Airplane Mode on; Wifi off = no internet access (of course)
    Airplane Mode on; Wifi on = internet access
    Airplane Mode off; Wifi off = internet via 3G Network
    Airplane mode off; Wifi on = internet via wifi

    I was curious how the router log would look. I can't look at the log myself because it's the router I use at work and only my boss can access those logs.
     
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