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Connecting to the Internet without a Wifi Adapter?
jonathanr
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I just bout a new Mifi device (Mifi 4510L) because the old one i had broke. But with my old one, i could run VZ Access manager and connect to the internet without a Wifi Adapter connected to my computer. I was wondering if i can still do this on this new device, and if so then how?

I tried to connect to the internet with the new Mifi Device with the current VZ Access manager that i have installed on my computer allready. But the new device doesn't have any software on it like my old Mifi device. I downloaded a VZ Access manager from http://www.vzam.net/download/download.aspx?productid=944 But i don't know if that site is safe.

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Re: Connecting to the Internet without a Wifi Adapter?
John_Getzke
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Q:"Can I run VZAccess to connect to the MiFi 4510L without a wireless adapter?"

A: No.  The MiFi is a wireless only device.  USB Tethering is not possible, nor are there hacks to get around it. 

VZAccess Manager is not compatible with this device for the very same reason.  VZAM does not know how to communicate with the MiFi because it has no way of distinguishing a MiFi connection as opposed to a random/home wireless connection.

If you want to enable a cabled connection to the MiFi you will need to use a wireless repeater that has Ethernet Cable ports on it.  There are a few to choose from but the highest rated ones on this forum are the Pepwave Surf Mini and the Cradlepoint routers.  Netgear also has a compatible wireless repeater but no one seems to have any feedback on its performance.

http://3gstore.com/product/1813_pepwave-surf-mini-200.html

http://3gstore.com/product/2736_cradlepoint_ctr35.html

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Re: Connecting to the Internet without a Wifi Adapter?
John_Getzke
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Q:"Can I run VZAccess to connect to the MiFi 4510L without a wireless adapter?"

A: No.  The MiFi is a wireless only device.  USB Tethering is not possible, nor are there hacks to get around it. 

VZAccess Manager is not compatible with this device for the very same reason.  VZAM does not know how to communicate with the MiFi because it has no way of distinguishing a MiFi connection as opposed to a random/home wireless connection.

If you want to enable a cabled connection to the MiFi you will need to use a wireless repeater that has Ethernet Cable ports on it.  There are a few to choose from but the highest rated ones on this forum are the Pepwave Surf Mini and the Cradlepoint routers.  Netgear also has a compatible wireless repeater but no one seems to have any feedback on its performance.

http://3gstore.com/product/1813_pepwave-surf-mini-200.html

http://3gstore.com/product/2736_cradlepoint_ctr35.html

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