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07-Jul-2011, 07:40 PM #1
Creating wifi via inernet stick for cellphones
Hello,

I was wondering if I can create a wifi hotspt from a laptop with a mobile internet stick so that I can connect a smartphone to the wifi network. Said smartphone is without a sim card, so I need wifi to access the web, to use skype. The laptop has windows XP, not sure if XP has the ability to create a wifi hotspot, or if it's doable in the first place.

Is there a way to create a 24/7 wifi hotspot with an internet stick? Don't want to have the laptop running every time I want to use the phone.


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07-Jul-2011, 07:49 PM #2
There's certainly no way to do it without the laptop running. If you want to share the connection using the USB modem you have, you could get a hotspot like this.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-431-_-Product
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07-Jul-2011, 08:31 PM #3
So I plug the internet stick into the personal wifi hotspot and voila! I have wifi?

Okay, I have the option of getting WiMax, would that be a better, easier solution?
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08-Jul-2011, 12:03 PM #4
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Okay, I have the option of getting WiMax, would that be a better, easier solution?
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08-Jul-2011, 04:10 PM #5
WiMax is a different technology and a different service. That would provide a modem and require another service contract. WiMax is only available in a few select metro areas, so if you can get WiMax, you should be able to get standard broadband service at a much cheaper rate.
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