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USB Tethering as 3G/4G uplink

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USB Tethering as 3G/4G uplink

Hi everyone.

 

Is there a way that I can use my smartphone's USB tethering as UPLINK for my MX device?

 

Thanks.

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Head in the Cloud

Re: USB Tethering as 3G/4G uplink

Hi,

 

This seems to be challenging/interesting.

 

If you are referring to plugging a device (3G/4G supporting) into USB port of MX.

I believe only supported devices and configuration are listed in the following url.

https://documentation.meraki.com/MX-Z/Cellular/3G_-_4G_Cellular_Failover

 

You may use a third party device (may be a router)  which can convert 3G/4G to LAN and plug the same to into the WAN Port of MX (Incase you are looking forward to use 1 of your WAN Port)

 

USB tethering I believe may not be possible with MXes.

 

 

Regards,
Ajit
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www.ajit.network
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Kind of a big deal

Re: USB Tethering as 3G/4G uplink

No.  I've requested this as a feature several times.

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Kind of a big deal

Re: USB Tethering as 3G/4G uplink

tether to your laptop and share the connection to your Ethernet port.

or

micro usb to ethernet if your phone supports this. (not sure if you can share the 3-4g or wifi then to the ethernet..)

 

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Re: USB Tethering as 3G/4G uplink

The only way I got tethering to work was to tether my cellphone to a PC via USB then bridge that connection the Ethernet connection. Then I just connected the PC via Ethernet so the MX would just think its connected to a regular ISP. You will likely have to set static IP addressed on the mx and PC.

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