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hi I have to sspend 3 afternoons a week having dialysis at the northern and there's no wifi in there I would love to use my i.pad and laptop but can't anyone know of a way round this problem can I buy some sort of device to plug into a usb port or some thing any internet geeks out there to help me thanks steve c

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Can't you get a dongle for your lap top and use that ?

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  • Tether your phone - i.e. create a wifi hotspot on your phone to use it's internet connection, and connect your iPad to that.
  • 3/4G Dongle, usb device you plug into your laptop
  • 3/4G Mifi, device that pumps out a wifi signal to connect to, without needing to be plugged in to your laptop

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Also a lot of places inside where there is no phone coverage so if thats the case then no

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Can't you download something to watch later in hospital?

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If you have an iPhone, Android or Windows phone you should be able to use that to create a wifi point that uses your phone signal.

On the iPhone it's called 'personal hotspot', on Android it might be labelled as 'tethering', on Windows phone I think it's called 'internet sharing'.

However, not all plans allow this so its best to check first.

 

The other option is one of these - it's the same thing without the phone.

 

http://www.three.co.uk/Discover/Devices/Huawei/E5330_Mobile_Wi-Fi?memory=0&colour=White

 

Just be aware that you could use a lot of data very quickly, particularly if using video streaming. 15gb only works out at 1/2 a gb a day which is about 1 TV show.

 

If you are doing it through your phone check to see if there is a limit to your use. My plan for example lets me use unlimited data on the phone, but limits me to 2gb per month via personal hotspot.

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USB 3G dongles are usually pretty naff. As far as I know they're compatible with most laptops, but not iPads. I'd avoid commiting to any kind of contract until you've tested it where you want to use it. A mobile signal strong enough to get e-mail on a phone is not necessarily strong enough for a laptop USB dongle. Pay as you go is usually available for these things and if it doesn't work you're only out a few quid.

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That's why you buy a mifi device not a usb one

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