Broadbandless household

Well how do you have a household without broadband? You skive off free wifi and use your huge 6 GB cellular data on your $50 phone plan is how you do it. Since Vodafone has just upped the data on my plan to 6 GB for no extra cost.

Simply put, I have decided to have my home broadband chopped because of cost at the present time, and I have the ability to get what Vodafone calls a “tablet share” on my cellphone plan. Normally they charge $10/month per tablet but from time to time they have offered this at $0/month which they are doing at the moment. It isn’t clear if this is just for the signup or whether it is ongoing after the end of the offer.
I will need to use the cellular data because some free wifi limits access to social media sites. I already have a tablet share for my Samsung tablet, getting a second one will enable me to use a laptop with the vodem that I already have which I used to use with the sim that is now in the Galaxy Tab A. The laptop has obvious advantages over the Galaxy Tab A with a keyboard and screen size etc.

I am connecting to the wifi using a Ubiquiti bridge to allow my regular desktop computers to work over the wireless. I started working with it in Bridge mode. This essentially makes each computer on your network an address on the remote network. Its main disadvantages are that your computer is on that network and therefore subject to the traffic on the rest of that network – and vice versa.

I then had a go at setting it up in Router mode. The Nanobridge needed to be updated to the 6.0 firmware a few days ago when I first started playing with it, and then once I set the router mode it handed out local addresses using its own DHCP server, but it didn’t actually work, until I went back through the settings and saw the NAT box needed to be ticked. Once that was sorted it all started working as expected.

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