Still going strong for all?
Dammit and botheration!
I have just spent something like ten hours or possible more over today and yesterday trying to connect from my live machine to a WAMP server on my spare laptop, via my otherwise redundant ASUS RT-N66U router. With my phone tethered to the USB Wan-enabled port on the ASUS.
It doesn't quite work the way the googled "answers" say, but I did get it going but not in a really satisfactory way. Then my intended usage idea collapsed ina heap in an instant! (Straight Windows networking was not much of a problem, but the WAMP was).
I expected I could just take my phone away, as the router should still let the two computers that were connected to it communicate.
. It insists on having an internet connection. Started telling me to plug the modem into the WAN port. Which didn't work either, even with the modem turned on. The point being I can't leave the phone up there plugged in. It defeats the object.
Then I applied brain again. Checked the IP addresses of both computers and the phone when it is acting as a wifi hotspot. The phone sits on 192.168.nnn.1 and the two computers on 192.168.nnn.xxx and 192.168.nnn.yyy. Both showing the phone as the gateway of course.
With what I had gleaned from my 10 hours, within 30 minutes I had easy to operate full control of the WAMP system
from my live machine. The server being in the spare room. Phone in hot-spot mode not USB-tethered.
Tracing route to bbc.co.uk [220.127.116.11]
over a maximum of 30 hops:
1 2 ms 2 ms 2 ms 192.168.nnn.1
2 * * * Request timed out.
3 45 ms 40 ms 46 ms 172.23.64.217
4 51 ms 37 ms 47 ms 172.23.98.4
5 47 ms 46 ms 39 ms 172.23.111.1
6 * * * Request timed out.
7 49 ms 47 ms 38 ms 18.104.22.168.threembb.co.uk [22.214.171.124]
8 55 ms * 47 ms 126.96.36.199.threembb.co.uk [188.8.131.52]
9 59 ms 49 ms 36 ms 184.108.40.206.threembb.co.uk [220.127.116.11]
10 47 ms 67 ms 37 ms be4497.ccr21.lon01.atlas.cogentco.com [18.104.22.168]
11 50 ms 37 ms 46 ms 22.214.171.124
12 51 ms 37 ms 46 ms 126.96.36.199
My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk.
Domains, site and mail hosting - Tsohost
Connection - Three 4G, tbb tests normally 35-45Mpbs down, 65Mbps off-peak, 9-24 up.
If you never think of anything off the wall, you'll never think of anything original.
Edited by RobertoS (Mon 28-Jan-19 08:14:37)