Looks like our DSL internet finally died for good, so now hopefully I can convince Frontier there's a real problem.
However, first I want to figure out how to route everything through my phone, so we can have internet while we wait for them to repair it (which could be days).
I have a spare wifi hub which is configurable in multiple ways, but my previous attempt to config it for this purpose did not succeed.
I'm never sure whether I should be using "Bridge with AP mode" or "Client mode". I mean, what actually is the difference? In both cases, client machines go into the device's wired ports to get internet.
I tried "Bridge with AP mode" previously, so maybe I should try "Client mode" this time...
...but really, what I'd like to do is confirm that the device itself is at least able to get internet from the phone.
It claims to be connected, but "ping 220.127.116.11" from the device times out.
...and I know the phone has internet, because that's how I'm connecting now (laptop <- phone (tether) <- cell data).
Since I've actually got it right here on my workspace, that at least makes it easier to reset and start over.
Gaah... the layout pushes some critical links outside the visible frame, and resizing doesn't help... (ok, there was just enough of a sliver of the link to click it)
Now, do I let the phone do DHCP, or should I enable it on the device...
I *think* I've got it working. Wired PC can load web pages (Frontier modem still reports down), laptop can load web pages when connected to main network (instead of phone)... but ping 18.104.22.168, from either one, hangs indefinitely.
Maybe the phone blocks pings?
Owait, let's use the router tools, because there I can tell it which internet connection to use.
...okay, it seems to think WAN2 (the phone <- device connection) is down.
Looks like maybe it's going thru Frontier, tho modem says no net.
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