Posted: 2022-12-29 11:47 AM
We're putting the house on the market in Jan and our ISP, VirginMedia, cannot provide a rolling contract until we actually sell with the features and fees we currently enjoy. So the service will terminate mid January.
Can I use my mobile phone wifi hot spot feature to create a wifi network that I can join my Wiser app, Programmer and TRV's to?
Posted: 2022-12-29 12:18 PM . Last Modified: 2022-12-29 03:06 PM
I can't foresee any issues with doing that - but you could try it up front!
(If you switch the VM Hub off and clone its SSID, you wouldn't even need to re-configure). Bear in mind that the Hubᴿ only works on 2.4GHz (the iTrvs aren't Wifi at all; they're zigbee).
Posted: 2022-12-29 12:25 PM
Nice! I always thought the phones ssid was set by the hotspot app, but I've found I can edit it. So, magic! Thank you.
Posted: 2022-12-29 12:32 PM
We have used a mobile hotspot to support several devices we are running in a lab. As long as your hotspot device can maintain a persistent connection, it works fine.
Posted: 2022-12-29 12:36 PM
I would recommend a Hot Spot Device over a phone as they do not have issues with incoming calls or contentions. A low cost Alcatel hotspot device works great. There are other versions with RJ 45s you can wire in directly into the Wiser.
Posted: 2023-01-03 05:02 AM
I've just noticed that there seems to be an ongoing issue with Huawei 4G Routers, so they're probably best avoided.
Posted: 2023-01-03 08:06 AM
I'm having to go with Now Broadband. They're the only company who can install on the day that I lose VirginMedia and offer rolling monthly contacts which I need until the house sells.
So I'm hoping that I can configure Now Broadband's router with the same SSID and credentials and everything in the house will just continue to work as normal.