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NooB Question - How do I know if Verizon Tether/VPN works?

Post by NickS » Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:37 pm

Hi Guys, First Post.

My Setup: Samsung A51 phone (Not Rooted),
GL-AR750S Open-WRT router, USB Tether.
Verizon Get More Unlimited 15GB/mo data plan.
CyberGhost router based OpenVPN - US & foreign servers

I have updated router firmware to 3.203, patched TTL to 117.
viewtopic.php?t=2752

When I look in the phone for data usage, all the tethering data shows up.
When I look on Verizon usage web site it also shows all data GB - phone & tether.

My question - How can I tell if my router settings & VPN usage will bypass
the 15 GB data plan limits?

I'd like to know before Verizon sends me the email the data is gone &
the speed will be limited. Any advice?

Would rooting the phone & patching the TTL there help?
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Re: NooB Question - How do I know if Verizon Tether/VPN works?

Post by NickS » Mon Nov 01, 2021 1:27 am

2 months out - setup seems to work with TTL=120 & GhostVPN.

1st month was at 15GB before starting using ttl/router - got Verizon 15GB warning.
Data was rate limited to 600kB/sec.
2nd month got no warning - data kept going at rate limited by signal strength & vpn forwarding.

No indication from data logs, or phone which data was counted as tethered.

Too bad there's no Verizon wizards in residence.

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Re: NooB Question - How do I know if Verizon Tether/VPN works?

Post by punkguy00017 » Mon Nov 01, 2021 6:29 am

#start TTL rules
iptables -t mangle -I POSTROUTING -o usb0 -j TTL --ttl-set 64
iptables -t mangle -I PREROUTING -i usb0 -j TTL --ttl-set 64
ip6tables -t mangle -A POSTROUTING -o usb0 -j HL --hl-set 64
ip6tables -t mangle -I PREROUTING -i usb0 -j HL --hl-set 64
#end TTL rules

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