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Windows 7: Internet Hot spot

14 May 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
Internet Hot spot

I have slow dial-up internet service & want to get a faster connection service. No dsl/cable/fiber optic lines available in my rural area. Don't really want to mess with satellite service. So is a hot spot device about my only/best choice? Don't have a monthly phone plan, only pay as I go. Verizon & Att have the best coverage in my NE Indiana location.
My computer motherboard doesn't have wireless(intel boxdg33tkm). What suggestions to setup new internet connection at home? A mobile device may be nice also as I could connect while away from home.

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14 May 2015   #2

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)

Cellular based hotspot devices work pretty well, I often use my phone's built-in hotspot when traveling. Major drawback is the cost of the data. The carrier will charge you by the GB.

You can get a wifi adapter for your desktop computer. Easiest is to get a USB adapter which you simply plugin to an available USB port. Alternative is an internal PCI card that can be installed inside your box. Both work well.
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16 May 2015   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.

any recommended devices or data plans for att or verizon?
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17 May 2015   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I guess WiMax is not an option where you live?

Wireless broadband - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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18 May 2015   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.

WiMax may be thru Sprint here in the states. From what I've read it may be getting shut down in November of this year. Hopefully I can find a long-term solution to eliminate dial-up service. I may be able to get a 15% discount thru Att as a union employee, just wish their signal was stronger(Verizon seems stronger on cell phones) at home, Sprint is even worse.
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