Does Asuswrt-Merlin support Android USB tethering

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  1. erickkk

    erickkk New Around Here

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    I have a Samsung galaxy note2 LTE with unlimitied LTE plan for internet, does Asuswrt-Merlin support Android build-in USB tethering? I try to use ASUS offical firmware 3.0.0.4.260, but it does not work with the USB Modem inside the USB application, any idea if I can use the phone for internet connection with N66U?
     
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  3. RMerlin

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    I know this is something Asus has been working on these past few versions, but wasn't announced yet since it was still being developed/tested. It's possible that it only works with some specific phones at this point, I don't have any additional details yet. The wimpy 200 MB of monthly quota my provider gives me is a bit too small for me to test this out with my Nexus One. ;)
     
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    Will try tonight with HTC One X , Android 4.0.4 ICS.
     
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    Asus only added this in recent versions, I don't remember if it was in 220 or 246, so you might need to upgrade first if you are still on 220.xx.
     
  6. erickkk

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    Thx RMerlin, I remember my phone are able to detected as an USB 3G/4G modem under FM260(will try again tonight), but I don't know how to test if it works or not, I try to unplug the WAN cable but then the internet access will be down......

    As I think Android USB tethering is not the same as USB modem, under windows environment, it will only install the SAMSUNG Mobile USB Composite Device & SAMSUNG Mobile USB Remote NDIS Network Device to make it works.
     
  7. nubyOz

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    Ok, Actually already updated to 260.21 (awesome).
    Tried my Android phone 4.0.4 with tethering. No go.
    Would be great if it was supported.
     
  8. erickkk

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    Also tried with my Note2, able to detect as a USB 3G dongle, but nothing happen even enable dual wan with the correct USB Modem setting, it must be very useful function if supporting this.
     
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    Just be patient. This is something that Asus were looking at.
     
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