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Topic # 66223 15-Aug-2010 09:48
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Hi all,

As I live rurally, with only XT coverage, my only internet option is a Telecom XT data stick (4GB for $80, great) :(

I have an iPhone which I use for internet as well, so need a WiFi network at home. I currently use connectify (so my Windows 7 laptop spits out a WiFi network), but it is extremely unreliable. 

I was wondering, is there any kind of device that I could plug the T-Stick into, that would turn the connection into a WiFi network that I could connect the laptop and phone to.

I believe I saw something like this in a Telecom store once, but it was very expensive. 

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  Reply # 367739 15-Aug-2010 09:52
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  Reply # 367743 15-Aug-2010 10:06
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There are a large number of devices around. Some enable you to connect a modem whereas others like the Vodafone mifi have the modem integrated.


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  Reply # 368428 16-Aug-2010 22:54
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One of the devices I was looking at getting when I was looking at 3G for a rural option as well was the Dlink DIR-412

Is 3G your only option... no WiMax in the area? Also... in case you didn't know you can pay another $29.95 ontop of the $79.95 for another 4GB if you use your origional data. Making it $13.74/GB... Which is pretty good for 3G data.

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  Reply # 368488 17-Aug-2010 04:50
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Thanks all :)

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