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  • #819

    earltwitty
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    hey geeks I’m hardwired in at home with my pc and I’m thinking of getting a usb wifi hot spot device such as this one
    Mini 3G Wifi Hotspot IEEE 802.11b/g/n 150Mbps Portable USB Wireless Router #F8s
    any recommendations on what to get or stay away from?

    #939

    foobar
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    As your post doesn’t contain a link to a specific device and you don’t indicate why / what you want to use it for, pretty hard to comment.

    #1038

    earltwitty
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    #1041
    Christian
    Christian
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    What’s this for? I’m not familiar with such devices so I can’t really help but I’m just curious. Is it for sharing an existing 3G connection with other computers in the house?

    #1042

    earltwitty
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    It’s for making a wifi hotspot from your pc computer which is hardwired in.

    #1044
    Christian
    Christian
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    Does it need to have 3G in addition to wifi? Otherwise, have you considered a wifi router such as this one: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004H1PMJC

    If you’re not using a router now, it does offer a security benefit compared to having your computer plugged directly into a modem.

    #1090

    Slammer
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    I was hoping to do the same thing in my shop… I use a hard wired router in the office; but was thinking about setting up a WiFi hot spot ‘out back’ by using a wireless router plugged in to my standard LAN router via CAT cable. Why? I would like to use Pandora et.el. via smart phone on our receiver without clobbering Verizon’s unlimited, uh, limited data plan.

    I have seen conversations on the net, but no real discussion of being able to set-up security on the WiFi router side of this configuration. We are in a dense area and am sure I’d get ‘tapped’ on the WiFi side with out security. Anyone out there ever do that?

    #1091
    Christian
    Christian
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    You want to know how to setup encryption on a WiFi router? First you need to choose a router, then search for specific instructions on setting that router to use WPA2 for it’s security setting. Usually it’s a simple drop down menu to choose the security mode and then you need to pick a strong password.

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