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router and mobile hotspot

Discussion in 'Networking' started by emaildjchap, Aug 22, 2018.

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  1. emaildjchap

    emaildjchap Thread Starter

    Aug 22, 2018
    I currently have 3 computers and run windows 10 operating system and would like to connect all the computers to the router and connect my phone hotspot for free is there anyway I can do that
  2. zx10guy

    zx10guy Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Mar 30, 2008
    If you're asking about using a router to connect to your phone's hotspot, yes, you can do that. Some routers have the ability to connect to a WiFi network as the WAN circuit. An example of a router like this are the ones from Cradlepoint.

    But I've attached more than one device to a phone's hotspot before. So you shouldn't need a router.

    Also, I'm not sure what you mean by free. Keep in mind all cell providers that I'm aware of (at least in the US), have a limit on data usage of devices attached to a phone's hot spot.
  3. markj96


    Mar 28, 2018
    Yes i agree with zx10guy. you must need a router, which supports mobile hotspot function.
  4. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    If you agree why do you contradict him when he says, "you shouldn't need a router"? If you are going to post please try to find something helpful to say.
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