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How can I get my laptop on the Internet like my cell phone


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#1 lostsoul65

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 10:32 AM

I can get Internet on my cell phone anywhere but not my laptop. Why? and how can I fix this where my laptop can get Internet anywhere like my cell phone. You go to a hotel and they charge you for wi-fi so you can hook up to the Internet with your laptop.



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Posted 20 September 2016 - 10:36 AM

With mobile phones, you more than likely use a data plan. If you do have a mobile phone that supports using a hotspot, as well your service provider allows it, you could set up the hotspot and connect your laptop to that. I believe it uses your own data though. Many providers as far as I know sell dedicated hotspots that you can purchase plans for.


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Posted 20 September 2016 - 10:41 AM

As Daydreamed mentioned, you subscribe to a data plan for your cell phone. That allows you to get internet access wherever you have cell coverage. Your laptop does not have this. You have to connect it to a device that is supplying that internet access.

 

Also as Daydreamed mentioned, you could use your smartphone as a hot spot. Though a lot of the time, at least in the US and on the major carriers, you have to pay an additional fee to use that feature.


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Posted 20 September 2016 - 11:11 AM

Not sure if this related, but FYI:

 

http://www.networkworld.com/article/3042454/mobile-wireless/wi-fi-hotspot-blocking-persists-despite-fcc-crackdown.html






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