True, but I suppose it depends on how long you are going to be there for and the other options available to you. Example, I have a friend here in Australia who lives in Stanthorpe (Apple farm rural region of Queensland) and when Starlink came out it was a game changer for him regardless of price as he just couldn’t get anything better.
Ethernet to wifi adapter. This will give you the best connection and less issues. As you know not every wifi dongle is created equal. Use something like this and you’ll be golden. That will allow you to connect to your hotspot. You might have a router that can be converted to run Open WRT, you might not need to purchase any equipment.
Markus reminded me that with a bridge you can usually only connect one per device, so keep that in mind when purchasing in case you have more things that you need wired. They run about $40 +|-
Phew. So i managed to get tmobile to give me internet. Bad news they use cgnat which apparently does not allow for fixed ip addresses. Also the router functions are neutered. No bridge mode no port forwarding.
Does core stull have wireguard built in? If so is there a kind soul who can help me get it setup for use?
edit: Looks like it will not work without port forwarding either. does anyone have any other suggestions?
Might want to look into tailscale, similar to wireguard functionality wise but from my understanding more user friendly and no router adjustments needed (from what I heard, I just use PiVPN with router port forwarded)
Thank you! I actually found this on google shortly after my post. It does exactly what i need. I am able to remote into my pc and then have access to everything. It was simple and easy as well. With the added bonus it somehow works its magic for my plex server too allowing remote viewing.
All in im fairly pleased with the tmobile internet aside from the neutered router. It will serve me well until something more robust comes along. For the price it cant beat i dont think. $30 a month if you have a few lines with them.
@Cjkeenan appreciate the follow up. It has been rather quiet in these parts lately!
There are several ways to get this kind of functionality.
If you have your own web domain you can set up sub domains etc to point back to specific devices in your network. If you don’t have your own domain you can use a service like duckdns.
I know at one point Markus was supposed to be working on giving every core an optional domain through oh-la to make accessing CORE a bit easier but Im not sure if it ever went live.
@april.brandt@markus - Did the core dynamic DNS address stuff tied in with wire guard ever get finished and implemented for users to be able to have a oh-la.net domain?
If they have the core dns stuff working then I would follow the instructions they have/will provide, and if not I can probably find the time at some point today to write up a brief basic tutorial for accessing your core (or really any device in your home) from anywhere.
I could also give you a brief rundown of getting tailscale set up for accessing your lan from anywhere