Author Topic: Connecting Vera 2 to the Internet with a Cell Phone  (Read 809 times)

Offline 3125brushridge

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Connecting Vera 2 to the Internet with a Cell Phone
« on: July 24, 2015, 01:57:50 am »
Is there a way to connect Vera 2 to the Internet through a cell phone rather then a broadband internet connection?

Offline Z-Waver

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Re: Connecting Vera 2 to the Internet with a Cell Phone
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2015, 08:28:04 am »
Not directly. If your cell phone can serve as a WiFi access point, you could possibly make it work by setting your Vera 2 up as a WiFi client to the phone's AP.

There are cellular routers, such as the cheap TP-LINK TL-MR3020 3G/4G Wireless N150 Portable Router, AP/WISP/Router Mode that can be used to connect your Vera to the internet via a 3/4g cellular connection. Note that a 3/4g cellular USB stick and account is required.

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Re: Connecting Vera 2 to the Internet with a Cell Phone
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2015, 02:05:24 pm »
Thanks...You've given me two wonderful suggestions to investigate...

Offline tadr

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Re: Connecting Vera 2 to the Internet with a Cell Phone
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2015, 03:43:54 pm »
I use a higher end cellular router that takes a sim card (Pepwave Max BR2) if you're looking for something a little more robust.

Keep in mind, however, that most cellular connections won't give you a public IP, so you won't be able to access your vera remotely via IP address.