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#1 cyclernyc

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 06:43 PM

Please excuse me because I know nothing about WiFi connections.
I didn't see anywhere else to ask this but my friend wants to buy his first laptop or tablet but his apartment only has 2 outlets which are in use so there is nowhere to plug in a router for WiFi or even DSL.
So we were wondering if there is a way to buy the service for a laptop or tablet like for a phone - where it just connects. Or - if he gets a phone and buys the service is it possible to use that for the laptop?
I guess what I'm asking is there any way to get connected and not need to plug something in?
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Posted 28 July 2011 - 03:27 AM

What type of outlet are you talking about? Phone?

You can use 3G to connect to the Internet.
This requires an iPad that supports 3G, and a 3G subscription, like from ATT.

But 3G is slower than WiFi, for example, it's not really appropriate to watch streaming video.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 07:53 AM

WiMAX is also an option, if feasible at your location.
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Posted 28 July 2011 - 02:09 PM

What type of outlet are you talking about? Phone?

Electrical outlets to plug in a router for a WiFi connection. I don't think that what he wants is possible if he has nowhere to plug anything in.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 02:10 PM

WiMAX is also an option, if feasible at your location.

I don't know what that is but I will look to see if it is available. We are in NYC.




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