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Old 30th December 2012   #1
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Share 3G over wifi thingy?

Can anyone recommend a good and / or cheap way to share a 3G connection over wifi? Had a look at routers today but can't find anything below 30. No idea what they should cost, but maybe less?

Also, do I need a good one or will anything do?
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Old 30th December 2012   #2
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Android phone?
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Old 30th December 2012   #3
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I borrowed a 3 dongle off a mate when I moved house and needed internerdz.

http://www.three.co.uk/Store/Mobile_Broadband
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Old 30th December 2012   #4
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I've got one kicking around somewhere, let me see if I can find it.

If so you are welcome to it.
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Old 30th December 2012   #5
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^ that'd be ace, thank you!
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Old 30th December 2012   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hippy View Post
I borrowed a 3 dongle off a mate when I moved house and needed internerdz.

http://www.three.co.uk/Store/Mobile_Broadband
I want to be able to share one 3G connection over a few devices, and do so abroad. I'm in the summer house at the mo and were 3 iPads all with their own data plan which is wasteful to say the least. It's also shit connection so on a sunny day the router will go up the the flag
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Old 30th December 2012   #7
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That dongle uses 3G to provide a wifi connection - any number of devices can connect to it.

Same feature that most newer Android handsets provide. Wifi Hotspot
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Old 30th December 2012   #8
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Ah cheers, didn't read properly

Phone doesn't work as I'll be using it mainly abroad
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Old 30th December 2012   #9
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Get a local (foreign) dongle?
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Old 31st December 2012   #10
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Got the dongle and a top up SIM card, but want to share it over wifi. No computers at hand either, nor androids
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Old 31st December 2012   #11
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As hippy says,. buy something locally. I have a US wifi maker (not a dongle, it sits in my pocket). It means I get charged as if for local access rather than incurring huge international charges.

For Europe, I have the Vodafone traveller package which, at the cost of £3 a day allows my to use my ophone as if in the UK..
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Old 31st December 2012   #12
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Oh, I look for WiFi whereever anyway. In most places free WiFi is not too far away.
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Old 31st December 2012   #13
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Yep, you need a Mifi. Rather than a USB dongle, it's a separate device, which connects to 3G, and then shares out a Wifi connection.

It means no installation of any software etc, just connect devices to it over Wifi.

I have one of these: http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...er/5491195.htm
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Old 31st December 2012   #14
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Though of course, if you want to be at the cutting edge, you'd need a 4G mifi. Seems to be monthly only, at the moment though:

http://shop.ee.co.uk/wifi/pay-monthly/
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