Also, my intention is to cancel my DSL internet service and only use my Verizon Jetpack as my primary internet service, using the Linksys router for extended WIFI capability for multiple devices.
If you have access to any other Internet service besides satellite or wireless, you should use the landline based service instead.
The data caps are much higher than the wireless networks. Especially since Verizon Wireless caps you at 10 GB of LTE high speed hotspot data before you are slowed down to 3G speeds. Routing a Jetpack or USB modem through a router is hotspot usage and if you already use a lot of data with the DSL service, you will be seriously disappointed when you are slowed to a crawl on the Verizon Wireless network after 10 GB for the remainder of the billing cycle.
I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.
Ann, Thank you for your kind information, but we have gotten a little off track. The decision for cellular internet vs poor land line internet with no other alternatives has already been made for various reasons, including slow dsl speed, poor dsl reliability, internet availability, cost, mobility, and others.
The basic issue is that this particular Jetpack (MIFI 7730L) is new, and there just isn't much information out there on how to connect a cellular modem it to a home-based LAN router and what settings or changes have to be made to the Linksys AC5400 router to do so (this router is also new and updated technology, it was expensive, and we have multiple devices, some that have to be hard-wire connected to the router, and others wireless. Bottom line is I'm trying to keep some very old technology running while at the same time add new technology, and mixing cellular and LAN based. I know very little about cellular and android technology, and a moderate amount about PC technology.
I was only able to find one other thread regarding similar issues, and that one suggested that you have to set your LAN router to a BRIDGE configuration, but in doing so with this router, I would also have to change the IPV4 settings on the router, which messes up the router. I thought that there would be an easier solution. I'm also posting this question so that others would have the information should they choose to go this route.
I have determined that the usb-to-ethernet adapter that I have is meant only for PCs (windows and MAC) and requires drivers, which the Jetpak apparently can't accommodate. So I have ordered a different usb-to-ethernet adapter that is specific for android connection that shouldn't need drivers. It should be here in two days and will try that next.
To answer the question about IP address conflicts, the Jetpack has its own separate IP and mask settings that do not conflict with the router's IP address (different numbers), so that does not appear to be an issue for this particular Jetpack.
I was able to find a different thread from someone that wanted to connect the jetpack wirelessly to a LAN router, so it was suggested that he use a wireless bridge that has an ethernet port, a little more expensive alternative to the usb/ethernet adapter, so I wanted to try the hard-wire adapter first before going the wireless direction.
Replacing DSL with Verizon Wireless or any cellular solution for that matter, is a step backwards.
AFAIK, you cannot use a USB to Ethernet adapter for this.
A Jetpack is the wrong device for home internet service. A more appropriate device is the Verizon Wireless LTE Internet and Home Phone. It can simulate bridge mode (bypass the internal firewall) and connect via Ethernet to your Linksys. More advanced devices are the M2M and Wi-Fi as WAN solutions from the 3GStore.com.
A wireless bridge is a recommended solution for your problem. You can use a separate device to support this function which essentially converts between Wi-Fi and Ethernet. TP-Link sells devices which support wireless ISP (WISP is another name for Wi-Fi as WAN). If you need more input, please provide the Linksys model number as written on the label affixed to the Linksys.
We live in a very rural area that has no other option for phone service from any other provider. Only one provider for phone and internet access, other than cellular. Next option if not cellular would be satellite. The Linksys Router is: MAX-STREAM AC5400 MU-MIMO GIGABIT ROUTER.
This one looks fun, let me take a crack!
> Jetpack MIFI 7730L and want to connect it with a USB-to-Ethernet adapter to my Linksys Max-Stream 5540 Router
Nope. The Jetpack requires the receiving machine to have the appropriate drivers to utilize its USB tethering feature. A USB to Ethernet adapter will not work for you. You will need a wireless bridge to convert the WiFi signal into an Ethernet signal your Linksys can understand.
> I tried changing my Linksys Router to a Bridge connection type, and typed in the Jetpack's IPv4 settings, but that didn't work and then I lost my router connections and couldn't reset the Linksys router to the old DSL settings without doing a hard reset to the router.
I checked the User Guide for your Linksys to confirm the default functionality:
Sadly there was no information on the features for bridging that I could find. Weak.
Then I found these articles specific to wireless bridging from Linksys:
The screenshots appear to match up with those from the model User Guide so there's a good chance what you want is under the Internet Settings tab as one of the Connection Type options. If you can get Wireless Bridge from here then just use Automatic IP and confirm it works. Come back to customizing your home network from there.
Thank you for your response, John. I got a wireless bridge and was able to connect it to the router as you suggested. But unfortunately we extremely SLOW internet speeds – 1.5 MBPS download speeds according to the speed test. The last test when I was on the phone with a Verizon support person showed only 0.6 MBPs download speeds, and jet the Jetpack was rated for up to 50 MBPS download speed. Even when I completely disconnect my router and check the download speeds of my Jetpack, we got no better results. So it appears that I will not be able to eliminate my DSL internet after all, and I will probably be returning the Jetpack. We can’t understand why we get such poor internet speeds from the Jetpack, even though I am in an area that gets 4GLTE service. Thanks again for your help – yours was the answer.
> The last test when I was on the phone with a Verizon support person showed only 0.6 MBPs download speeds, and jet the Jetpack was rated for up to 50 MBPS download speed.
That seems strangely low for a direct connection to a Jetpack operating on a 4G LTE signal. Perhaps your Jetpack is only connecting on 3G or 1x in your current location. The Jetpack itself isn't as important as the incoming cellular connection it is presented with at the time. There are also natural distance and wireless interference issues that should be accounted for when performance testing by placing the target wireless device as close to the jetpack as possible.
> Even when I completely disconnect my router and check the download speeds of my Jetpack, we got no better results.
That is unfortunate. A 4G LTE connection should provide a minimum 5-12 Mbps connection. If VZW has no better answer for you then I would do the same and return the Jetpack too.