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Ultimate Geek

# 185173 12-Nov-2015 15:42
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Will the Vodafone R209z work as 3G USB modem when tethered to a desktop? (that doesn't have wireless).

Just moved into a new place and need a stop-gap til I can get VDSL connected.

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  # 1427039 12-Nov-2015 16:49
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Do mean mean tethered via USB?

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Ultimate Geek

  # 1427058 12-Nov-2015 17:13
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Yeah I meant actually connected via USB cable as the desktop doesn't have a wireless card.


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  # 1427059 12-Nov-2015 17:16
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Sorry just read title of thread again, I am sure only USB charges the device

Get a USB WiFi dongle

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  # 1427184 12-Nov-2015 21:09
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Just to update, I grabbed one anyway from Harvey Norman as they were on sale today for only $30 including 1GB of data. Suits my purpose perfectly and when I  hooked it up I'm happy to say it works fine as a 3G modem when connected by USB! In fact this post was sent using it!   :-)

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  # 1427186 12-Nov-2015 21:10
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That is good news :)

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