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#578701 - 8th Sep 2011 7:15pm dongle advice
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can anyone tell me if theres a way of running two laptops off one dongle ie by using an adaptor or cloning a sim card
(laptops get used in same room)
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#578703 - 8th Sep 2011 7:20pm Re: dongle advice [Re: rocks]
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Yes, you can get a small desktop adapter and plug the dongle into it, this then becomes your (in effect) wireless router or access point.

Both laptops would need to be wireless to see this.

It would slow things down, a lot.

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#578706 - 8th Sep 2011 7:27pm Re: dongle advice [Re: rocks]
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This kind of thing

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#578707 - 8th Sep 2011 7:32pm Re: dongle advice [Re: TheDr]
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Originally Posted By: TheDr
Yes, you can get a small desktop adapter and plug the dongle into it, this then becomes your (in effect) wireless router or access point.

Both laptops would need to be wireless to see this.

It would slow things down, a lot.

thanx doc do you know how much they are?
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#578709 - 8th Sep 2011 7:34pm Re: dongle advice [Re: Garygadge]
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Originally Posted By: Garygadge
This kind of thing

thanx for the clicky smile
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#578710 - 8th Sep 2011 7:34pm Re: dongle advice [Re: Garygadge]
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This kind of thing


That's exactly it, I have one in "the place who's name I cannot mention".

Can't remember how much they are though, it's one of those "oh that'll be useful" things that nobody ever wants.

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#578711 - 8th Sep 2011 7:38pm Re: dongle advice [Re: rocks]
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thanx doc do you know how much they are?


I really can't remember, I think I paid about 40 for it including the dongle, obviously it's unused but has been there for a while and I think you're the first person EVER to have a use for one so make me an offer.

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#578719 - 8th Sep 2011 7:45pm Re: dongle advice [Re: TheDr]
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Originally Posted By: rocks
thanx doc do you know how much they are?


I really can't remember, I think I paid about 40 for it including the dongle, obviously it's unused but has been there for a while and I think you're the first person EVER to have a use for one so make me an offer.

is it on a 3 network or could i plug my dongle in it? if its yes to either question you tell me what you'd want for it im useless haha
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#578720 - 8th Sep 2011 7:45pm Re: dongle advice [Re: rocks]
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I have one, we used it when we lived in a flat that had no land line. paid more than 40 for it, not long after everywhere was selling them off much cheaper, typical of course! They are good to use, would recommend having the 7.2mb dongle, as thedr said they can be slow.

I think the dongles can be unlocked??


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#578726 - 8th Sep 2011 7:50pm Re: dongle advice [Re: rocks]
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is it on a 3 network or could i plug my dongle in it? if its yes to either question you tell me what you'd want for it im useless haha


The one I have is a T-Mobile one (obviously including the dongle etc), I don't know if it would work on THREE, I don't see why not, but I suppose it all depends if you have to install any software first to set it up, and if that restricts it to using T-Mobile dongles.

I'll look it up and let you know.

Price, you can have it for what I paid for it if you want.

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#579507 - 9th Sep 2011 8:49pm Re: dongle advice [Re: rocks]
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This should work with any USB dongle for less than 30: http://www.ebuyer.com/259808-tp-link-tl-mr3220-wireless-n150-3g-router-tl-mr3220 (also available from the likes of 7dayshop, play.com, Amazon UK etc)

For a 3 specific device, check out the "MiFi". It's available on the 3 website as a contract or ebay. Several versions exist including the Huawei E5830, Huawei E585 and Huawei E586 HSPA+.

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#579630 - 9th Sep 2011 11:12pm Re: dongle advice [Re: little_pob]
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Originally Posted By: little_pob
This should work with any USB dongle for less than 30: http://www.ebuyer.com/259808-tp-link-tl-mr3220-wireless-n150-3g-router-tl-mr3220 (also available from the likes of 7dayshop, play.com, Amazon UK etc)

For a 3 specific device, check out the "MiFi". It's available on the 3 website as a contract or ebay. Several versions exist including the Huawei E5830, Huawei E585 and Huawei E586 HSPA+.
Thanks bud for the info!
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