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Home networking with phone 4g internet connection

Discussion in 'Networking' started by steve2450, Mar 15, 2018.

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  1. steve2450

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    Is it possible to use google's chrome cast, and YouTube TV, and Roku channels service to watch TV using a Centurylink modem and router which doesn't have any DSL connection?

    My thought is that by using my Android phone's data connection I could log in to YouTube TV, YouTube or Roku and Chrome Cast those services to my TV with phone's 4g internet connection thereby eliminating cable or DSL.

    I think I need a network, (my Centurylink router) but think perhaps, the internet could come from phone data instead.

    Does this sound nutsie? How would I set it up?

    Steve
     
  2. TerryNet

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    I assume that Android has the capability natively or via an App of being a (Wi-Fi) hotspot. So, yes, you can use your phone's cellular data for your internet access as long as you have unlimited data or intend to use very little.

    You could add a router to the LAN iff it has Repeater (Range Extender) or Wireless Bridge (AP Client) capability.
     
  3. zx10guy

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    Yes you can. In fact, you can be connected to a WiFi network and still do a screen mirror via wireless to a smart TV. I'm not sure exactly how a full WiFi setup works this way.

    You can use Chrome Cast or a number of other apps out there to do a screen mirror of your phone's screen. Depending on your phone, you may already have the feature built into that version of Android. On the Samsung phones you can do a screen mirror from the drop down setup/options menu.

    When I have my daughter in my car, I have a system which I installed which allows me to screen mirror my Android phone to my car's nav screen. I fire up my Plex app and launch one of her kid friendly videos.
     
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