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Use Atrix as Wireless Access Point for Private Lan
Any place I could find information/ask for info on how to do this:
I want to use my atrix to connect to my private lan (staticaly defined ip or given via my own dhcp server).
I then want to use the "hotspot" capability to act as a network acess point to give other wireless devices the ability to connect into my lan.
I have zero interest in connecting to the web... I just want to be able to have the phone be in my private network. I figured I would have to connect the phone via the usb port, and I have a network device that does ip over usb, but I wasn't sure if android had anything similar to usbnet/rndis found in something like ubuntu that would allow me to do ethernet over usb. I also wasn't sure how I could setup the phone as a wireless access point for my private lan.
- 04-22-2012, 10:28 PM #2
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Re: Use Atrix as Wireless Access Point for Private Lan
So, if I am reading this right, you basically want to use your phone as a wireless router on your lan? If cost is an issue, why not just buy an inexpensive wireless router or access point? I don't know if you can do what you are wanting, but if you figure out a way, it most probably will not perform as well as a wireless router or access point who's dedicated purpose is intended to give wireless devices access to your lan.
Using your phone as a hotspot, if it is just for access to your lan, you run the risk of having your wireless provider charging you extra for using your phone as a hotspot.
- 04-23-2012, 01:57 PM #3