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Creating wifi via inernet stick for cellphones

Discussion in 'Networking' started by temptemp, Jul 7, 2011.

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  1. temptemp

    temptemp Thread Starter

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    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.


    Cheers!
     
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  3. temptemp

    temptemp Thread Starter

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    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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    Yes
     
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    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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