How to share a 3G / 4G LTE USB Dongle connection to a router

This is the most efficient way to share your 3G/4G/LTE Dongle connection to your router or Ethernet switch. This set up allows you to share your 3G/4G/LTE Dongle connection across your devices. This article shows you the steps to do this.

Hardware requirements: 

  • Internal Wi-Fi card, External Wi-Fi USB adapter (optional).
  • Internal Ethernet card, External Ethernet USB adapter (optional).

Step 1: Purchase Connectify Hotspot PRO or MAX from the Connectify website. While there is a free trial version of Connectify Hotspot, sharing USB 3G/4G/LTE or Ethernet connections as WiFi is only available in the PRO and MAX versions.

Step 2: Tether or connect your USB 3G/4G/LTE Dongle to the internet. If you need more information about how to do this, you can refer to THIS LINK.

Step 3. Connect the Ethernet cable from your computer to the WAN port of the router (or in any port if you're using an ethernet switch).

Step 4. Open Connectify Hotspot and choose Wired Router.

Step 5: Make sure your USB 3G/4G/LTE is selected from the ‘Internet to Share’ dropdown. Icons next to each adapter tell you what kind of Internet connection you’re selecting.

Step 6: Choose Routed under Network Access. Learn more about the difference between Routed and Bridged mode by clicking this LINK.

Step 7Share Over should be set to your Ethernet Adapter.

Optional: Choose the 'Ad Blocker' option as this feature will save you a lot of data. Learn more about the universal ad blocker in Connectify Hotspot.

Step 8: Click the ‘Start Hotspot’ button to begin sharing your Internet connection with your other devices.

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