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Windows 7: Android tablet portable wireless connection ?

13 Jun 2013   #1

Vista Home Premium, contemplating moving to Linux
 
 
Android tablet portable wireless connection ?

I have an Asus TF300T tablet. Android Ice Cream sandwich 4.x.

What hotspot would work with my tablet ? Or would something else give me internet connectivity ? I want to be anble to password and control my own connection. Not borrow one, nor use an Internet cafe.

Most hotspots I've checked cost from $90 to $140. There is Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T in my area.

I live down by Biloxi, MS.

Thanks !
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14 Jun 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JimJoe View Post
I have an Asus TF300T tablet. Android Ice Cream sandwich 4.x.

What hotspot would work with my tablet ? Or would something else give me internet connectivity ? I want to be anble to password and control my own connection. Not borrow one, nor use an Internet cafe.

Most hotspots I've checked cost from $90 to $140. There is Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T in my area.

I live down by Biloxi, MS.

Thanks !
almost all smart phones have mobile hotspot functionality built in, if you've got the cheapest android phone to the most expensive iPhone, it'll have hotspot functionality.
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14 Jun 2013   #3

Vista Home Premium, contemplating moving to Linux
 
 

I don't have a smart phone as I didn't want the 2 year contract. My tablet has the ability to do wireless. I just want to be careful and use passworded wireless. I can do that at home, I want to do it elsewhere to.
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14 Jun 2013   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

One option is a MiFi. Walmart is offering an option at a reasonable price.

http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/20/prepaid-mifi-walmart/
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15 Jun 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JimJoe View Post
I don't have a smart phone as I didn't want the 2 year contract. My tablet has the ability to do wireless. I just want to be careful and use passworded wireless. I can do that at home, I want to do it elsewhere to.
you don't need a contract for hotspot functionality, just a data plan on a pre paid sim will do the trick, just buy a second hand android handset at about $40 and pop a pre paid sim into it and you're away.
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15 Jun 2013   #6

Vista Home Premium, contemplating moving to Linux
 
 

I have T-Mobile's 4g laptop dongle with 3.5 gigs of air time. No contract. Only programs on it are for Windows and the Macintosh.

It would be great if I could get it to work.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/T-Mobile-4...Stick/20976916
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16 Jun 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JimJoe View Post
I have T-Mobile's 4g laptop dongle with 3.5 gigs of air time. No contract. Only programs on it are for Windows and the Macintosh.

It would be great if I could get it to work.

T-Mobile 4G Laptop Stick - Walmart.com
you should be able to create an ad-hoc network between the dongle and your Built in wifi connection, create it's very own hotspot.
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