USB Tether plus Broadband combined

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rk4262, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. rk4262


    Sep 30, 2014
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    Long story short, I recently started working from home, due to some health problems. My problem is that I live about 20 miles out of town in the middle of nowhere, we have to pipe in the sunlight. After 15 years of living here we finally got a landline type internet connection instead of either satellite (which scores no better than dial-up at twice the price of fiber optic), or tethering our cell phones. Requirements for accessing the company website/software is you have to hard line to the modem, 5.5Mbps Download, and 1.0Mbps upload, my connection is averaging 5.0-6.0 Mbps download, and 0.4-0.8 upload. Our tech support suggested "bridging" (for lack of a better word), the wireless and wired connections off my one router, having both connections active. After thinking about it, I just don't see getting any more speed that way, but if I was to add a cellular tether on top of the regular ISP speed, it just might push me up close enough that I can work without being kicked off the system because my speed just isn't fast enough.

    For about a year and a half, before getting AT&T U-verse, we turned off the satellite internet and just tethered the cell phones, which was faster, more stable, and even cheaper than satellite, so tethering isn't a big deal. My question comes down to, what can I do, to hard line to the modem/router which is required, and run the wireless to the modem/router, plus usb tethering my phone? Or am I looking for something that doesn't exist, and just need to hard line, then wifi the phone? Any other options or ideas I can get will be greatly appreciated.
    rk4262, Dec 29, 2014
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