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    Getting True UNL Hotspot Data on Visible via GL.iNet Routers and VPN

    Just a place for me to post my notes, hopefully helpful to other noobs.

    Advice and corrections are most welcome, also links to relevant HowTo's, but please limit detailed discussion to the title parameters.

    I am concurrently doing the same with Mint (TMO, currently $15 for 35GB/mo) but I will try not to cross-pollute to the point of confusion, just general observations when I notice useful parallel data points. A separate thread would be best for discussion of Mint-specific details.

    My router is GL.iNet MUDI (GL-E750) running their modded OpenWrt

    4G LTE only in fact I went for the older CAT4 modem to get both B66 & B71 not supported by the new CAT6 one.

    My main purpose with the GL.iNet line is how easy and reliable it is for All Traffic to be forced through my Wireguard/Mullvad VPN service - no failure-prone software kill-switch required

    In fact, MUDI has a little hardware switch on the side that can be set to toggle the VPN on and off.

    Surprising data point #1

    Data throughput with both providers is faster going through the VPN!

    My speculation is, that this is evidence of them doing deep-packet inspection beyond the IMEI history and TTL count

    to try to detect these shenanigans.

    So IMO that 5€/mo added cost is worth it beyond all the other security / privacy benefits.

    Any other explanations?

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    When doing this hacker stuff involving IMEI spoofing and TTL modification, you also want to note the APN type you're using on the router. A spoofed IMEI identifying as a phone should use a phone APN for example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VisionsDivine View Post
    When doing this hacker stuff involving IMEI spoofing and TTL modification, you also want to note the APN type you're using on the router. A spoofed IMEI identifying as a phone should use a phone APN for example.
    There is no option for just editing APN besides the name on the GL.iNet interface.

    AT commands sent to the modem are an option though.

    VZWINTERNET works better than VSBLINTERNET

    Using Wholesale for Mint, at the moment that is working well, bypassing the 5GB hotspot restriction, so should deliver $15/mo for 35GB, all hotspotted.

    It is the EC25-AFFA version so gets B66 & B71

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