1. Graham Chalk's Avatar
    apologies if this has already been answered a gazillion times but I just joined the site..:
    I have a 32gig Playbook and can get onto the net via wi-fi no problem, however how about when I'm not in a hotspot?
    I have a 3 contract with a dongle.
    I know I can't just plug this dongle into the Playbook, but if I plug the dongle into a portable router would the Playbook pick up this as a wi-fi signal?
    Thanks muchly
    08-07-13 02:34 PM
  2. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Should, there's not any technical reason as to why it shouldn't as long as that dongle is giving off a WiFi signal.
    08-07-13 02:57 PM
  3. amiteo's Avatar
    have you thought about getting a mifi device?
    08-07-13 02:59 PM
  4. jpash549's Avatar
    Why not if the router is putting out a wifi signal?
    08-07-13 02:59 PM
  5. jpash549's Avatar
    You can also plug the dongle into a laptop and use Connectify, a software wifi generator, which works to generate a signal using your laptops wifi card. There are small routers which will accept 3g dongles. For example:


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    08-07-13 07:45 PM
  6. bob_tn's Avatar
    Graham... it will work just fine. I used a USB wireless dongle with a portable router for a couple of years with my laptop and then my PB after I got it.
    Then with my last contract I switched to a MiFi and it works fine too.

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    08-07-13 08:40 PM
  7. Carl Estes's Avatar
    Do you have a BB phone? Use Bridge and your phone to get out.

    Another option.

    08-08-13 10:40 AM
  8. matw#WN's Avatar
    I'm using my old nokia 6700 classic to tether via bluetooth without a glitch, class 10 device if I remember correctly and cheaper than any mifi solution, I believe.

    Sent from my BlackBerry Runtime for Android Apps using Tapatalk 2 Beta-5
    08-08-13 03:40 PM

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