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Making tethering stable?

GalaxyGamer
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hey due to recently not being able to use an ethernet cable for internet, I'm forced to use wireless signal. since i dont have a wifi card im currently using my phones tethering feature to use wifi. with using this it can be reliable sometimes but for most of the time it drops and i get disconnected. is there anyway to make tethering more stable?

side notes

the router is relatively close(not allowed to run ethernet through the house)

im using 5G

im tethering via usb

 

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You've pretty much done it.

 

If there's a part of your house that gets better cell coverage than others you might be able to move your phone closer to that

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Just now, beersykins said:

You've pretty much done it.

 

If there's a part of your house that gets better cell coverage than others you might be able to move your phone closer to that

ill try moving my phone around see if thats helpful. thank you for your response.

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2 minutes ago, beersykins said:

You've pretty much done it.

 

If there's a part of your house that gets better cell coverage than others you might be able to move your phone closer to that

It sounds like you are using the phone as a USB WiFi adapter, not to access the cell network.

 

As such the answer is what you might expect, get a proper WiFi adapter.

In my experience tethering tends to disconnect after a while if not in active use, plus its really not intended to be used like this so your experience may vary.  Not that there is really any reason why this shouldn't work, but there isn't really much scope for checking what is making it unstable either.

Router:  Quotom-Q555G6-S05 running pfSense WiFi: Zyxel NWA210AX (~940Mbit peak)

Switches: Netgear MS510TXUP, Netgear MS510TXPP, Netgear GS110EMX
ISPs: Zen VDSL (~74Mbit) + VOXI 4G [Vodafone] (~120Mbit) + Three 5G (~500Mbit average)

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Just now, Alex Atkin UK said:

It sounds like you are using the phone as a USB WiFi adapter, not to access the cell network

Ah I kind of glossed over that lol.

 

Yeah a real WiFi adapter will work a lot better.

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3 minutes ago, beersykins said:

Ah I kind of glossed over that lol.

 

Yeah a real WiFi adapter will work a lot better.

 

5 minutes ago, Alex Atkin UK said:

It sounds like you are using the phone as a USB WiFi adapter, not to access the cell network.

 

As such the answer is what you might expect, get a proper WiFi adapter.

In my experience tethering tends to disconnect after a while if not in active use, plus its really not intended to be used like this so your experience may vary.  Not that there is really any reason why this shouldn't work, but there isn't really much scope for checking what is making it unstable either.

 

 

i had one given to me but i cant find drivers for it and i have other things i need to buy first : / so i got to deal with it for now. thank you for your responses :)

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It could be worth seeing if you have any apps on your phone that are doing anything CPU intensive, as that could really slow things down.

Router:  Quotom-Q555G6-S05 running pfSense WiFi: Zyxel NWA210AX (~940Mbit peak)

Switches: Netgear MS510TXUP, Netgear MS510TXPP, Netgear GS110EMX
ISPs: Zen VDSL (~74Mbit) + VOXI 4G [Vodafone] (~120Mbit) + Three 5G (~500Mbit average)

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