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Tablet - Internet connection away from home with no hotspot

Discussion in 'Tablets' started by LizzyF, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. LizzyF

    LizzyF Member

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    Is there anyway to connect a Tablet to the Internet when away from home ie no wireless from my modem and where there is no wireless hotspot.

    I can connect my laptop in these circumstances with a dongle but they don't seem to do one for a tablet.

    Someone mentioned personal hotposts but according to the O2 shop this wouldn't do the trick.

    Any help or ideas would be appreciated


    Lizzy
  2. TylerDurden

    TylerDurden Active Member

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    Do you not have a mobile phone that can generate a WiFi hotspot ?
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    Are you on O2? If so surprised they didn't point you in the direction of this O2 | Mobile Broadband Pocket Hotspot | Your own personal, portable hotspot to get online, on the move.

    Would allow you to connect up to 5 devices by wifi to the dongle in order to share a mobile broadband connection.

    If not on O2 then the other mobile operators do similar personal hotspot dongles.
  4. LizzyF

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    No - Maplins told me something about Personal Hotspots and that you got them from a Mobile Phone shop so I went to the O2 Shop. They said it would only connect to a general hotspot. I thought this was a bit pointless and said I couldn't see tne point of that and told them I wanted to connect a Tablet to the Internet where there wasn't a hotspot and they said it couldn't be done. I will certainly follow your link

    Cheers

    Lizzyf
  5. LizzyF

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    No only a basic mobile phone
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    JeffD Active Member

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    If you're not already with O2 then the equivalent units from the Three network are a good deal, see Mobile Broadband - Internet Dongles, Mobile Wifi & Micro SIM - Three and check out the Mifi section

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