I have the 10gb hotspot plan for tmobile but I also have unlimited data when I'm on my phone. Is there a way to bypass the hotspot limit by using the unlimited data from my phone instead? I have the nexus 6 on android version 6.
You could make your phone to act as a VPN Gateway
- vpn server (can obtain any free openVPN from playstore)
Using a VPN gateway will make tethered traffic to go through the VPN.
Turn on portable hotspot
Open terminal as root and enter the following codes (you can paste them)
iptables -t filter -F FORWARD iptables -t nat -F POSTROUTING iptables -t filter -I FORWARD -j ACCEPT iptables -t nat -I POSTROUTING -j MASQUERADE ip rule add from 192.168.43.0/24 lookup 61 ip route add default dev tun0 scope link table 61 ip route add 192.168.43.0/24 dev wlan0 scope link table 61 ip route add broadcast 255.255.255.255 dev wlan0 scope link table 61
If you are not rooted you can use PdaNet+.
To make this work, I had to add the following VPN forward route: 0.0.0.0/0 in my L2TP client on the phone, and from terminal, I only typed this much:
iptables -t filter -F FORWARD
iptables -t nat -F POSTROUTING
iptables -t filter -I FORWARD -j ACCEPT
iptables -t nat -I POSTROUTING -j MASQUERADE
ip rule add from 192.168.43.0/24 lookup 61
ip route add default dev ppp0 scope link table 61
And it immediately came on line. During the terminal session, I had the PC connected to the phone tethering Hotspot all the time, and for each line typed, I checked the tunnel. As far as I understand, what these commands actually do, is to set up a NAT routing on the phone - correct?