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Networks 3G/HSDPA Router/Mobile Internet to Lappy

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by fuus, 3 May 2011.

  1. fuus

    fuus Rocking All Year Christmas

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    i'm looking for the best deal on Mobile Networking, i was googling for some kind of Router which a SIM can be put into (GiffGaff!!) however most solutions seem to be £150+

    What other solutions exist, and what is the price like?

    Cheers, Fuus
     
  2. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    tplink 3g router are pretty cheap, but do require a usb 3g modem
     
  3. sandys

    sandys Well-Known Member

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  4. fuus

    fuus Rocking All Year Christmas

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    so, to summarize i would need a 3g usb modem, can you get ones which a sim can be put into?
     
  5. fuus

    fuus Rocking All Year Christmas

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    do they exist?!
     
  6. Kernel

    Kernel Likes cheese

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    Do you have an iPhone?
     
  7. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    the ones that work only with a sim, are as has been seen by op already very expensive, hotspot on iphone works on iphone 4 only i think

    mifi is made by huawei for 3, but i think other phone companies are starting to get them.
     
  8. sk8ter646

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    I have one of the 3 MIFI dongles, never had a single problem with it and the battery life is pretty good on it aswell.
     
  9. oasked

    oasked Stuck in (better) mud

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    If you have an Android phone with 2.2+, then you can just use your phone as a WiFi hotspot. :)
     
  10. Kernel

    Kernel Likes cheese

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    I use PDA.net on my iPhone 3GS, works a treat. Needs jailbreaking tho, and I think you need to have iOS 4.2.1 I think.
     
  11. fuus

    fuus Rocking All Year Christmas

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    Nokia Brick says no :lol:
     
  12. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    I use an old Vodafone 3G dongle plugged into a Zoom 4501 3G wireless-N router and top it up as needed. With the latest firmware, it supports loads of 3G dongles.
     
  13. fuus

    fuus Rocking All Year Christmas

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    i don't own a 3G Modem...
     
  14. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    You can buy a 3g dongle for £20 and a Zoom 4501 for £45. Certainly far cheaper than your original idea!
     
  15. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    then you need to buy one

    do you need a home network to use the 3G signal ? or just 1 laptop ?

    if its just 1 laptop then all you need is a 3G dongle from any of the major phone providers. Be sure to check the terms though as they differ alot on usuage and price and contract length signal coverage etc.

    if you need multiple connections then this is a good choice:

    http://www.draytek.co.uk/products/vigor2820.html

    alternatively buy a smart phone such as an android and turn it into wi-fi hotspot WOOOT
     
  16. fuus

    fuus Rocking All Year Christmas

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    i intend to use a GiffGaff SIM: £10 per month for unlimited internet!, and yeah just my laptop
     
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  17. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    straight from giffgaff T&Cs. basically your not allowed to do what your wanting without breaking T&Cs. unlimited internet is limited to mobile internet ONLY

    for a blank 3G modem you cold use this

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B003M3XK...de=asn&creative=22218&creativeASIN=B003M3XKR2
     
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  18. fuus

    fuus Rocking All Year Christmas

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    cheers Adam! +rep for all
     

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