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Verizon USB760 on Android Tablet

 
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cvprof
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:12 pm    Post subject: Verizon USB760 on Android Tablet Reply with quote

Is it possible to use the Verizon USB 760 modem on a Tablet's mini-USB port (using a usb to mini adapter), running the Android Operating System, specifically the Lenovo A1-07 Tablet, running Android 2.3? If so, how?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not possible, as Android doesn't have drivers directly that supports the modem via USB. Your only option would be to plug the USB modem into a 3G/4G router that creates a WiFI Hotspot that the Android can hookup to. There are some battery options for routers if you don't want to be tethered to AC power.

Here is a list of compatible routers for the USB760.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Michael"]Not possible, as Android doesn't have drivers directly that supports the modem via USB. Your only option would be to plug the USB modem into a 3G/4G router that creates a WiFI Hotspot that the Android can hookup to. There are some battery options for routers if you don't want to be tethered to AC power.

Here is a list of compatible routers for the USB760.[/quote
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I fully agree with you Michael, in terms of a 3G purely usb modem like the verizon USB 760, but you done hit an issue I am very curious about. Because, point granted, having a router maybe the only to create a stationary or mobile WIFI hotspot using a purely usb 3G or 4G modem?

But is it the only way when we factor in the existence of various MIFI devices, that Create a mobile or stationary WIFI hot spot without a router? Be that MIFI device a Verizon 3G MIFI 2200 or maybe a 4G Verizon MIFI device modem like the 4610L or a 4620L. Would that do as well to connect an android type smart phone or will that not work equally well? As for me I don't know. As we add in a another few other jokers in the deck as well, especially for mobile 4G MIFI devices. (1) Battery charging for both the MIFI device and the android smart phone for the mobile user gets far simpler, no need for some expensive DC to AC inverter, when both batteries can remain charged off a simple two port USB cigarette lighter adapter. As it would also scare the beejusus out of me to take a wireless enabled lap top with a hard drive and leave it on while I drove. One good bump in the road can send my hard drive heads crashing into the platters. But something like an android device without a hard drive has no similar risks With the additional condition, I can't use safely use an android device while driving but my wife in the passenger seat has no such problems. Then I have another question, if I have a such a mobile MIFI device powering a 3G or 4G smartphone, will a MIFI modem receiving a 4G signal power a 3G only smartphone, or alternately will a 4G smartphone work when the MIFI modem receives an only a 3G signal.

Just asking as I have no idea as I ponder my future options.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info. Sounds like I should simply replace my USB760 with Verizon to their 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi 4620L for $49.99 w/2 Yr Contract. My only concern is that I will probably lose my "grandfathered in" unlimited data internet access of my current plan. I understand that there is a "security" issue with the 4620L. But is that a problem if I am using AVG on my Tablet? I need to stay with Verizon, because the USB760 is the only cell connection to the internet I can get at my summer house. My T-Mobile Samsung Memoir cell phone won't work there. Any recommendations would be appreciated.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cvprof wrote:
Thanks for the info. Sounds like I should simply replace my USB760 with Verizon to their 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi 4620L for $49.99 w/2 Yr Contract. My only concern is that I will probably lose my "grandfathered in" unlimited data internet access of my current plan. I understand that there is a "security" issue with the 4620L. But is that a problem if I am using AVG on my Tablet? I need to stay with Verizon, because the USB760 is the only cell connection to the internet I can get at my summer house. My T-Mobile Samsung Memoir cell phone won't work there. Any recommendations would be appreciated.


You don't have to loose your Grandfather plan you can purchase a MIFI2200 from 3Gstore without changing your contract. You will need to just do an ESN Change either online or over the phone.

http://3gstore.com/product/2394_verizon-mifi-2200-no-contract.html
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cvprof wrote:
Thanks for the info. Sounds like I should simply replace my USB760 with Verizon to their 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi 4620L for $49.99 w/2 Yr Contract. My only concern is that I will probably lose my "grandfathered in" unlimited data internet access of my current plan. I understand that there is a "security" issue with the 4620L. But is that a problem if I am using AVG on my Tablet? I need to stay with Verizon, because the USB760 is the only cell connection to the internet I can get at my summer house. My T-Mobile Samsung Memoir cell phone won't work there. Any recommendations would be appreciated.

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To evprof,


Don't thank me in any way, as I just raised the possibility in a question in a area have no experience in. As I think Dario gave you a far better answer.

And for what its worth, I have Verizon experience with a USB 720 modem,
a Verizon MIFI 2200, and later, I finally signed a 2 year contract when 4G finally came to my area and got the 4620L MIFI device. But a few things to say after that.

1. In terms of performance, I got equal performance between a 3G USB modem and the 3G MIFI 2200.

2. The Verizon MIFI 2200 is a 2 mode device, in one mode it acts exactly like act other USB Modem as it connects to a desktop or laptop computer with a USB cable. But used in that mode, it would not power an android device because WIFI mode is disabled. In the other mode, which can be powered by the MIFI Battery alone or with an a AC charger, it becomes a WIFI hot spot that can power up to 5 WIFI capable devices. Meaning it could in theory, power both your laptop and an android device at the same time. The lone problem in that mode, is that it won't give internet access to a ordinary desktop computer, unless you make said desktop computer into a wireless capable receiver by adding a fairly inexpensive external card to the motherboard expansions slots or use a USB device. So for folks with a mix of desktops and WIFI capable receivers, a router is that other fielders choice option. And a router becomes almost mandatory for folks with more than 5 or more computers they all want to network in at the same time. OF course by the time a 3G connection is split 5 ways, it does not offer much bandwidth even if you can get 1.5 mbits/ sec down and then divide by 5.

3. Dario is 100% right, I sure would not give up any 3G unlimited plan to get the better speeds of a 4G MIFI device. But I came too late to 3G EVDO so I never had the option of a unlimited plan. But a Verizon MIFI 2200 might be your best option, as it would allow you to keep your unlimited plan.

4. Meanwhile, now that I opted for the 4G 4620L as a cost neutral option for me, I still did not get my questions answered about some sort of smart phone. I already have my dumb cell phone options solved, and would not sign any contract to get a smart phone. But if get a smart phone on the used market, could I power it off my 4620L modem and at various WIFI hotspots in various cities without signing a contract to get X minutes or x GB of service per month? Can some one on this forum help me better understand my smartphone options.
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