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MIFIA 4510L - Can I Connect to computer w/o wireless?
jbartleman
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"I recently purchased a Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi™ 4510L. My computer does not have a wireless card, can I connect it directly to my computer through a USB port?"

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Re: MIFIA 4510L - Can I Connect to computer w/o wireless?
John_Getzke
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No,

 

The MiFi 4510L is a wireless only device.  The drivers have not been released for any OS which would allow for a true teathered/USB connection.  There are some exceptions that allow for the MiFi to broadcast and charge when USB connected, but the actual internet connection is still over the wireless.

 

A wireless card is a requirement with this device.

 

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Re: MIFIA 4510L - Can I Connect to computer w/o wireless?
John_Getzke
Leader
Leader

No,

 

The MiFi 4510L is a wireless only device.  The drivers have not been released for any OS which would allow for a true teathered/USB connection.  There are some exceptions that allow for the MiFi to broadcast and charge when USB connected, but the actual internet connection is still over the wireless.

 

A wireless card is a requirement with this device.

 

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Re: MIFIA 4510L - Can I Connect to computer w/o wireless?
jbartleman
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John,  That is what I thought; thank you for the quick response.

 

Jim

 

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Re: MIFIA 4510L - Can I Connect to computer w/o wireless?
mdpearo
Member
I have a USB broadband device, Pantech UML290. I am wanting the MIFi 4510. Would be interested in trading devices if the USB device is what you are wanting.
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Re: MIFIA 4510L - Can I Connect to computer w/o wireless?
BeakerChi
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Another $25-$50 for me to spend.  Just to hook this thing up to my PC.  I told the rep all I want to do is get rid of my DSL provider and he said all I had to do was hook up the 4510 to my PC and it is all set.  These reps in the stores need more training I guess.

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Re: MIFIA 4510L - Can I Connect to computer w/o wireless?
espywvz
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Had the same conection problem with my wide's desktop computer tower. I solved it by getting a Wireless USB Adapter from Radio Shack. The lower level one was about $30 and works fine. I'm assuming your computer has a USB 2.0 port.