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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by deerman, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. deerman

    deerman Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Can anyone tell me how to get my desktop to connect to my cell phone mobile hotspot, I can get it to tether with my usb cable but I want it to connect wireless, Phone is a TMobile, Lg Optimus 9 and my computer is a Emachine desktop, model number EL13060G-UW11p, it is windows 7

    Thanks in advance
     

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  2. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Does the computer have wifi or bluetooth?
     
  3. deerman

    deerman Lurker
    Thread Starter

    It may not have either as far as I know , but could I go in to network connections and connect to a wireless network?
     
  4. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    That, i know nothing about man sorry. I dont even have a router lol, i just use the phone as a hotspot for other wifi enabled devices
     
  5. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    Hello deerman Do you have a home network? a modem connected to a wireless router?
     
  6. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    If your computer does not have a wireless card/usb stick or a bluetooth card/usb dongle you will not be able to connect to the wifi hotspot from the phone.

    Most people that connect phone to computer are using a laptop/netbook with built in wireless card.

    I have a different setup on mine but I dont normally connect to my cell for internet.
    I have comcast and if they go down I have a laptop that connects to the cell phone hot spot and then shares its internet connection with the wired connection of the laptop putting that out to my router. my router then distributes it to my other pc's both wired and wirelessly.
     
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  7. deerman

    deerman Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Is that something I could add to my computer or do I have to buy one that already has these capabilities. I have a Ipad on the way but I will still use the destop, I am old school.
     
  8. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    They make many usb wireless sticks, let me link you to one example.

    Patriot PCUSBW1150 USB 2.0 WI-FI USB Adapter - Newegg.com

    and a pic of it

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. deerman

    deerman Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thanks a bunch New Optimus and all the replys, that sounds like what I need, I will give it a try and let you know how it works out
     
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  10. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    You are welcome
     
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