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balsamicvinegar
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Registered: ‎04-02-2013

How can I use my dongle to create a wifi hotspot?

I have a dongle with a giffgaff sim, which is in my laptop, which has Windows Vista. Is there any way to create a hotspot to connect my wifi only tablet to?

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stephenmiller
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Registered: ‎18-06-2011

Re: How can I use my dongle to create a wifi hotspot?

Try these steps, I can't try it because I'm on Windows 7 and have no wireless card

 

1. Click Start, Control Panel, Network and Sharing Center .

2. Click Set up a connection or network.

3. Click Set up a wireless ad hoc (computer-to-computer) network, and then click Next.

4. Enter a name for your network, choose a security type (WEP is probably fine, given that you're sharing your network with people you know), and then enter a security key.

5. Check the Save this network box, then click Next.

6. If you see a box marked Turn on Internet Connection Sharing, go ahead and click it.

 

http://www.pcworld.com/article/152893/vista_notebook_wifi.html

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harrrrrry
Posts: 2,051
Registered: ‎02-08-2011

Re: How can I use my dongle to create a wifi hotspot?

Unlikely I think.

 

WiFi operates at 2.4GHz, a different frequency band to mobile phones. So, unless the dongle is also specified to work as wifi its unlikely it will be able to tune to the band.

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harrrrrry
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Registered: ‎02-08-2011

Re: How can I use my dongle to create a wifi hotspot?

But if you have a spare USB slot, or a USB hub, you could plug in a separate wifi dongle.

amg_x
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Registered: ‎14-11-2012

Re: How can I use my dongle to create a wifi hotspot?

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balsamicvinegar
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Registered: ‎04-02-2013

Re: How can I use my dongle to create a wifi hotspot?

@stephenmiller

 

I have tried this, but the tablet won't detect it.

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balsamicvinegar
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎04-02-2013

Re: How can I use my dongle to create a wifi hotspot?

@harrrrrry

 

I thought there would be something like when you create a hotspot on an iphone?

pedromap
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Registered: ‎03-06-2011

Re: How can I use my dongle to create a wifi hotspot?

not realy your best bet is to buy a mifi @ CEX bought mine for £30.00 a 3 mifi then i unlocked it

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cathalmc
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Registered: ‎03-07-2012

Re: How can I use my dongle to create a wifi hotspot?

You shouldn't be asking stuff like that.

 

You can get arrested for getting your dongle out in public.

sam123456789
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Registered: ‎15-01-2011

Re: How can I use my dongle to create a wifi hotspot?

very funny :smileyhappy:
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