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Old 01-03-2012, 10:06 PM   #1
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Unhappy using mobile wifi to connect to router


Hi,

I have a PC running linux that supports it's ethernet card, and have a question. I am wondering if I buy a mobile wifi device that you put a normal mobile phone SIM card into to get internet and connect the mobile wifi device to a wireless router (that also has ethernet ports), can I then plug the wireless routher (that also has ethernet ports) into the PC via ethernet cable and get internet from the mobile wifi device though the router?

And yes I know it's much easyer to get an internet plan though a landline phone line but I cannot afford it right now, otherwise I would just do that. I need to get prepaid and the telcos just won't support us linux users with their mobile usb dongles.

I really need a yes or no answer on this if I need help setting up the router I'll post that question later.
 
Old 01-04-2012, 06:13 AM   #2
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Hi,

I have a PC running linux that supports it's ethernet card, and have a question. I am wondering if I buy a mobile wifi device that you put a normal mobile phone SIM card into to get internet and connect the mobile wifi device to a wireless router (that also has ethernet ports), can I then plug the wireless routher (that also has ethernet ports) into the PC via ethernet cable and get internet from the mobile wifi device though the router?

And yes I know it's much easyer to get an internet plan though a landline phone line but I cannot afford it right now, otherwise I would just do that. I need to get prepaid and the telcos just won't support us linux users with their mobile usb dongles.

I really need a yes or no answer on this if I need help setting up the router I'll post that question later.

This feature is supported in android based phones and iphone.
you can either use your mobile network's internet connection on PC through USB tethering or through WIFI Portable HotSpot
 
Old 01-04-2012, 10:59 PM   #3
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Hi,

You are misunderstanding me, I am *not* talking about smartphones. I mean a mobile wifi device that you put a normal mobile phone SIM card into that is not a smartphone or mobile phone, it just emits a wireless internet signal. That's it! Look at: http://www.telstra.com.au/bigpond-in...rted/index.htm (and you will see what I mean - Telstra Elite Pre-Paid Mobile Wi-fi)
 
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Hi,

You are misunderstanding me, I am *not* talking about smartphones. I mean a mobile wifi device that you put a normal mobile phone SIM card into that is not a smartphone or mobile phone, it just emits a wireless internet signal. That's it! Look at: http://www.telstra.com.au/bigpond-in...rted/index.htm (and you will see what I mean - Telstra Elite Pre-Paid Mobile Wi-fi)
Usually "mobile wifi devices" provided by vendors have ethernet ports and a wifi access point..
have you asked this to mobile connection provider?
 
Old 01-04-2012, 11:57 PM   #5
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No it is too small to have an ethernet port, can you please just answer my question ether yes or no.
 
Old 01-05-2012, 05:35 AM   #6
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I need to get prepaid and the telcos just won't support us linux users with their mobile usb dongles.
I use my Ubuntu netbook with a Vodaphone pre-pay 3G Mobile dongle but have to use the Betavine network manager software to connect. (They only supply Windows drivers/softwareon an embeded virtual CD within the dongle.)

I'm sure if you check further within the forums you can find out how to configure 3G to connect with whatever Linux distro you're using.
Note: You can't use a normal mobile phone SIM, you need one which is for data.

The telco people usually haven't a clue about how to connect using Linux and so will tell you it's not supported.

Your question? I don't think your solution would work. 3G dongles give a POP (point-to-point) connection with the ISP, they look like dial-up. Router's WiFi doesn't work that way. I can't see how you'd physically connect to your router and the software to make it work doesn't exist IMHO.

Hope this helps and good luck!

Play Bonny!

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