3G/4G dongles?

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DaHeckIzDat
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3G/4G dongles?

Postby DaHeckIzDat » May 2nd, 2018, 10:25 pm

My office has changed their wireless routers so that my personal laptop can't connect to it anymore. I'm thinking about buying one of those 3G/4G dongles for it, but I want to make sure I understand what they do first. If I plug one of these into my computer, will it let me connect to the internet without a router the same way my phone does?

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Re: 3G/4G dongles?

Postby ptdebate » May 5th, 2018, 12:11 am

Is tethering your laptop to your phone an option in this case? That’s what I usually do because my phone’s LTE speeds are just as fast, if not faster than any dongle and this way I don’t have to pay for anything extra.

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Re: 3G/4G dongles?

Postby DaHeckIzDat » May 5th, 2018, 12:28 am

I already pay over $100 for my phone plan (also paying off the new phone) every month, and tethering and making it a hotspot would add another $20 a month to it.

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Re: 3G/4G dongles?

Postby ptdebate » May 5th, 2018, 12:35 am

Don’t the dongles also require you to pay for a data plan though?

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Re: 3G/4G dongles?

Postby DaHeckIzDat » May 5th, 2018, 10:35 am

ptdebate wrote:Don’t the dongles also require you to pay for a data plan though?

I wasn't sure, but I guess now I know

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Re: 3G/4G dongles?

Postby ptdebate » May 5th, 2018, 7:47 pm

DaHeckIzDat wrote:
ptdebate wrote:Don’t the dongles also require you to pay for a data plan though?

I wasn't sure, but I guess now I know


I guess I assumed that knowledge was assumed in the question asked by the original post. No internet is free, after all.

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Re: 3G/4G dongles?

Postby Stalvern » May 5th, 2018, 8:50 pm

The solution is clearly to get a new job.


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