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What do I need to get my desktop to work wirelessly with MiFi?
savingmoneyinsc

I can use the MiFi with my desktop via USB or I can use the MiFi with the laptop via wifi.  What do I need to purchase in order to use a laptop and desktop - at the same time - with the MiFi? {Wireless router maybe?  If so, what is compatible with the MiFi?}

 

Thanks in advance for the help!

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Re: What do I need to get my desktop to work wirelessly with MiFi?
crimedoggies
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savingmoneyinsc wrote:

I can use the MiFi with my desktop via USB or I can use the MiFi with the laptop via wifi.  What do I need to purchase in order to use a laptop and desktop - at the same time - with the MiFi? {Wireless router maybe?  If so, what is compatible with the MiFi?}

 

Thanks in advance for the help!


The best option here is to get yourself a USB wireless antenna.  Linksys sells one that you can pick up for about $10 at Wal-Mart.

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Re: What do I need to get my desktop to work wirelessly with MiFi?
techismylife
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savingmoneyinsc wrote:

I can use the MiFi with my desktop via USB or I can use the MiFi with the laptop via wifi.  What do I need to purchase in order to use a laptop and desktop - at the same time - with the MiFi? {Wireless router maybe?  If so, what is compatible with the MiFi?}

 

Thanks in advance for the help!


 

You can use a Wireless Adapter - Wireless USB 2.0 Receiver


http://3gstore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=200&products_id=1554

 

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.


http://3gstore.com/cradlepoint

 


The final option would be the Pepwave Surf Mini

 

http://3gstore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=200&products_id=1813

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.

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