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    Sharing mobile broadband across two laptops - possible?

    I am looking to buy a mobile broadband dongle to use when out and about caravaning. However, I want to connect up two laptops. Is there any way to share the connection across two laptops? I was thinking of possibly using a USB hub, and connecting both laptops to that? Would that work?
    Any other ideas, or do I just have pay out and buy two dongles?

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    What about a 3g router like a MiFi ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andycat View Post
    Good idea, but both laptops are Windows XP

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    Quote Originally Posted by difinity View Post
    What about a 3g router like a MiFi ?
    Sounds good. I will have a hunt around for some deals.

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    You might want to have a look here.

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    Create a ad hoc network between both devices than use the internet connection sharing or whatever xp calls it between the laptops?

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    A MiFi-style modem would probably be your best option. Three have the Huawei E5830 for £49.99 on Pay-As-You-Go which looks like a pretty good deal if you only intend to use it occasionally.

    There are also various apps which turn a smartphone into a wireless router. There's WMWiFiRouter for Windows Mobile devices and Android has this feature built-in with the latest v2.2 update.

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    I was thinking of possibly using a USB hub, and connecting both laptops to that? Would that work?
    No.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    A MiFi-style modem would probably be your best option. Three have the Huawei E5830 for £49.99 on Pay-As-You-Go which looks like a pretty good deal if you only intend to use it occasionally.

    There are also various apps which turn a smartphone into a wireless router. There's WMWiFiRouter for Windows Mobile devices and Android has this feature built-in with the latest v2.2 update.


    No.
    Enable internet connection sharing on the 3G connection from "Network Connections" which is found in "Control Panel"
    then set up a Ad-Hoc network between the two either wired or wireless. Works perfect. That's how I do it

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