on 06-06-2012 0h26
I am moving house next week and have a date of 7 days later for phone/BB activation.
Is there a way for me to use the BT hub router to connect to BT Openzone wifi
My phone does connect but is a low signal, am thinking the BT hub will be stronger
Any info appreciated
on 06-06-2012 0h47
on 06-06-2012 11h07
If you are in a good 3G mobile signal area where you are moving to, you could buy a USB mobile data dongle on a pay-as-you-go basis, and that would also be useful if you were away from home.
Check the coverage of whichever provider you use first. You need good indoor coverage.
on 06-06-2012 11h10
on 06-06-2012 11h13
If the signal is weak, then it won`t help.
A wireless card with an external aerial may be better. Internal laptop aerials are not usually very good.
on 06-06-2012 11h16 - last edited on 06-06-2012 12h00 by PaddyB
I was looking at a TP link 901nd
I do have an external aerial and a netgear router but not sure how to configer this for openzone
do I use my openzone user and pass in the admin area of the router?
06-06-2012 11h41 - edited 06-06-2012 11h42
You could use that in the client mode, as a wireless receiver, and plug in into the Ethernet port of your computer, but its a real pain to setup for FON and Openzone because they use a different subnet. So I would advise against it.
A USB adapter would be much easier and cheaper.
Is it a desktop computer that you are trying to connect?
on 06-06-2012 11h42
on 06-06-2012 13h41
You can tether a mobile phone to a computer, effectively using it as a 3G dongle. The trouble with dongles nowadays is that the data packages are all time limited, which makes them expensive for occasional use. Subject to an adequate data allowance, browsing via your mobile won't cost anything.
Similarly, you can also set up an android phone as a wifi hotspot (don't know about Apples).
I know you said the mobile signal was weak but it's worth trying to see if it's better that the Openzone signal if you're in range of one.