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Title: Vera thethered to a cell phone
Post by: Saltamar1 on January 06, 2016, 02:16:37 pm
Hi all,
I have two Vera 2's in two houses.  During the winter the houses are not rented.
I am considering providing internet by cell phone - T-Mobile offers a $20/month data plan that will be more than enough for the Vera.

Can the Vera (Vera 2) be configured to tether to an Android and use it as a WAN supplier?  If so how?

TNX


 
Title: Re: Vera thethered to a cell phone
Post by: PaulMcT on January 07, 2016, 08:23:42 pm
I don't know about a Vera2, however, a Vera3, in theory, because it has WiFi capability, could work. (If by tethering you mean WiFi between phone and Vera.)

Having said that, I think that a better option than phone tethering might be a device (hotspot) with an Ethernet port that T-Mobile would provide with the $20/month plan - though the device might cost a few bucks.

Wired connectivity for Vera is a lot better than WiFi. I had to write a little program to ping my Vera every minute to keep alive the WiFi connection - and still flakiness.

Paul