Would a Sprint USB modem work with a tablet and Chromebook?

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Devices, as you noted, require a network connection to the internet. Depending on the device, this would typically be wifi, but could also be ethernet.

The modem is simply a way of connection a network to an ISP (for internet access). A modem by itself, does not create a network and devices typically don't connect directly to a modem (although it is possible with items such as PC).

You will most likely also need a router. The modem would then connect to the router. The modem provides internet access to the router. The router provides a network (wifi and ethernet) for your devices to connect.
 

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@Oddba11 no, you misunderstood. I have a USB device from sprint with which I can connect into a computer and I get internet data via the Sprint 4G network. It's not unlimited data. No router, no wifi.
 

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I understand what the device is, but not how you intend to use it.

It can be connected to any PC/device which has drivers to support such hardware. So any actual computer or laptop would support. When you get to the smaller "PC like" devices, externally supported hardware is often limited. My suggestion would be to check the User Manual for each specific device (or ask here...but provide actual brand and model information). You could also simply connect it and see if it is recognized.
 
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