I would like to have my SatFi2 just provide an IP connection so I can use other apps. I understand it may be slower than the app.
IP connectivity to the SatFi 2 without having to depend on the App. I agree there may be a performance cost but the functionality of having IP connectivity is overwhelming for various reasons. If I need core performance I can always go to the functionality on the SatFi app
Andrew Kraut commented
The Sat-Fi2 does (mostly) do this. However there's a firewall in place attempting to limit the number of different applications that are accessing the connection. I think this is designed to prevent every single app on your phone from going nuts. So if you list the domain names of the services you want to access, you can treat it as an albeit slow IP connection.