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Make desktop wireless with Verizon MiFi?

 
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savingmoneyinsc
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:45 am    Post subject: Make desktop wireless with Verizon MiFi? Reply with quote

I can use the MiFi with my desktop via USB or I can use the MiFi with the laptop via wifi. What else do I need to purchase in order to use a laptop and desktop - at the same time - with the MiFi? {Some kind of wireless adapter? If so, what is compatible with the MiFi and Windows 7?}



Thanks in advance for the help!
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Matt
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,

In the MiFi 2200 firmware if you directly plug the device into your computer it will turn off the wireless. So, you'd have a few different options to get service both to your desktop and laptop.

You can use a Wireless Adapter - Wireless USB 2.0 Receiver

This would allow your computer to receive a wireless signal like your laptop.

Another option would be a Cradlepoint router which allows you to plug your MiFi into the router and convert the signal into Ethernet out for your desktop and wireless for your laptop. This is a pretty popular option because it will give you a much larger wireless range plus Ethernet capabilities to connect devices that don't have wireless built in.

The final option would be the Pepwave Surf Mini

This would allow you to receive a wireless signal similar to the first product I mentioned, but this will also rebroadcast the signal throughout your home giving you more wireless range and access to one Ethernet out. This would be a great option if you plan to use while traveling and want to pickup other WiFi signals that you might not be able to pickup with the laptop by itself.

Any of these options will work fine with the MiFi 2200 and Windows 7. We do include a full support CD with instructions for setup as well as free technical support via phone if you have any problems.
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3Gstore1
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could use a 3G/4G router that would allow you to expand your WiFi range on the MiFi AND connect your desktop via ethernet cable to the router...

But if you're satisfied with the MiFi's range and just need to add WiFi capability to your desktop then I would recommend the USB Wireless N WiFi adapter which I can confirm works with Win7.
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