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    Exclamation Make Your Own Wi-Fi HotSpot

    Has anyone tried this ?

    Best Buy suggested this to me.

    Cradlepoint is a wireless router that creates a wi-fi hotspot bubble of 350 feet.
    It is made to deal with 3G/4G modems (dongles)

    I showed them my CLARO 'stick' and they said this was how to pump it up.
    Plug in the router, insert the stick and "Presto" wireless connection in the casa from the 3G.

    Will then allow IPads, Droid pads to work at home. And laptops of course.

    I'm sure there are others but I have Cradlepoint - $80

    Any experience with this before I take it down to find out it won't work ??

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    Wow. 350' Interesting!

    But a regular unsecured wireless router is a hotspot, too, just not 350'...

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    Thats what the box says- 350
    Check out the website

    I think the thing here is that is a 3G/4G router
    I need to plug in the dongle at home to get a signal for Internet - don't have a hardwire

    My reception is so poor I need to sit on the upper balcony to get much strength
    Hopefully, this will sit there for me and i can roam around !!!?

    I bought an Android tablet. It doesn't have a plug-in for the dongle, so this was the solution- espero !!

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    I used my Claro and Orange dongles when I was in The DR and then just shared my wireless connection (ad hoc). My wife and kids would all use it without much of an issue. The only drawback to this approach is the main computer has to be on and connected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derfish View Post
    OOPS. My first question should have been where's the Best Buy? But that is a moot point if I cannot find the wi fi antenna, isn't it?
    Der Fish
    Best Buy is not in RD... this was Philadelphia

    But you could order one.

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    Not all routers work with all modem sticks and even the manufacturers' compatibility lists are not always reliable.
    First I had bought two Linksys routers and a Netgear MBR624GU (3G Mobile Broadband Wireless Router, which connects to the "stick" via a USB-cradle) as I was told it works well with Claro.

    But then I decided to stick with my satellite modem (RJ45 jack) and I now use a D-Link router as a hub and a WiFi "hotspot" to transmit the internet signal to the kids' room; I no longer need the other routers.

    donP

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