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#395274 - 15th Mar 2010 8:43pm O2 PAYG Dongle help....
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Not tried it yet but can i use this to make my Tower PC wireless? Or do i need somthing else?

Only reason I ask is i have this dongle for when i'm ment to be working grin
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#395283 - 15th Mar 2010 9:06pm Re: O2 PAYG Dongle help.... [Re: MrPhil]
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Unless it supports IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n you won't be able to connect to a wireless network. However, you will be able to connect to the internet via GSM EDGE or HSDPA (provided you've credit).

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#395285 - 15th Mar 2010 9:09pm Re: O2 PAYG Dongle help.... [Re: little_pob]
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Far as i know it's a HSDPA, runs 3g on a 3.6thing.

Can i not use this to connect to the router?
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#395358 - 16th Mar 2010 9:12am Re: O2 PAYG Dongle help.... [Re: MrPhil]
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Unlikely, but if you post the model number I'll have a look to see if it supports IEEE 802.11 (aka wireless and wifi).

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#395361 - 16th Mar 2010 9:31am Re: O2 PAYG Dongle help.... [Re: little_pob]
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Found out that it doesn't work, looks like hand in pocket time lol.

Thanks for the reply tho.
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#395388 - 16th Mar 2010 12:28pm Re: O2 PAYG Dongle help.... [Re: MrPhil]
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The O2 Mobile Dongles CAN be used to connect to a Home or Work Wireless Network.

I used one quite recently when a built in wireless card failed on a pc i was repairing

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#395389 - 16th Mar 2010 12:31pm Re: O2 PAYG Dongle help.... [Re: Tony_1985]
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I'll give it a whirl now.
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#395391 - 16th Mar 2010 12:37pm Re: O2 PAYG Dongle help.... [Re: Tony_1985]
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Bit of advice, if you have a spare PCI slot in your tower, get a wireless card not a wireless dongle. There are much fewer problems with cards and much better range. The cards come quite cheap, bought mine on ebay for 8 secondhand ages ago.

The same sort of thing with laptops, use a PCMCIA device rather than a wireless dongle.

I have ignored this advice to my cost in the past, once you get up to WPA or better still WPA2 encryption, there can be problems with dongles.
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#395394 - 16th Mar 2010 12:56pm Re: O2 PAYG Dongle help.... [Re: diggingdeeper]
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i second that.

although, if you can lay cat5e i would recommend that over wireless, anyday.
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