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WiFi uplink to phone hot spot (with NAT)

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  • 1.  WiFi uplink to phone hot spot (with NAT)

    Posted Nov 22, 2023 12:06 PM

    I'm attempting to create a temporary fix for a downed ISP. I have an AP-635 and got as far as achieving a WPA-2 uplink connection to a Verizon phone hot spot (WPA-3 gave me fits, so who cares, it's irrelevant at the moment).

    I don't believe simple bridging will work. I'm unsure, but believe the phone will not share additional DHCP addresses over one link. I need the AP to act as a router and share the Internet connection to the wired uplink eth0 or eth1 connection, and the AP needs to supply NAT and DHCP to the WAN side of my network router.

    I don't have any real grasp of implementing NAT and wired profiles.

    Can someone please point me in the right direction?

    WiFi uplink is connected. That's as far as I got in a day. I know it's gotta be easier than this. Thanks!

  • 2.  RE: WiFi uplink to phone hot spot (with NAT)
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    Posted Nov 22, 2023 06:07 PM

    Hope this tutorial on WiFi uplink  helps.

    If my post was useful accept solution and/or give kudos.
    Any opinions expressed here are solely my own and not necessarily that of HPE or Aruba.

  • 3.  RE: WiFi uplink to phone hot spot (with NAT)

    Posted Nov 22, 2023 06:46 PM

    ariyap, thank you, that's very helpful. I had found an earlier version of the same document, but it didn't contain any DCHP/NAT information. This appears to be the solution I'm looking for!