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Re: How to connect laptop, iPad, mobile phone to internet via USB dongle?

You need a modem/gateway to connect to internet.
Are you going to use your mobile phone as the modem?
In this case you need to activate GPRS/EDGE/3G/4G on your phone and connect the phone to your laptop. And run the program which connects to internet (like Nokia has Nokia suite, Sony has PC companion)

In case you prefer using external dedicated data connection, you can get the USB dongle with Airtel/Tata/Reliance/Idea etc connection. You plug this into your PC via USB and run the program to connect to internet.
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You need a modem/gateway to connect to internet.
Are you going to use your mobile phone as the modem?
In this case you need to activate GPRS/EDGE/3G/4G on your phone and connect the phone to your laptop. And run the program which connects to internet (like Nokia has Nokia suite, Sony has PC companion)

In case you prefer using external dedicated data connection, you can get the USB dongle with Airtel/Tata/Reliance/Idea etc connection. You plug this into your PC via USB and run the program to connect to internet.

Have 3g dongle.

I connect to laptop.

Now how to connect iPad 4 to get internet connectivity?

Is there a device like a 4 pin plug from which I can take 4 connections?

Wont be using phone as modem.

Please suggest.
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Have 3g dongle.

I connect to laptop.

Now how to connect iPad 4 to get internet connectivity?

Is there a device like a 4 pin plug from which I can take 4 connections?

Wont be using phone as modem.

Please suggest.
You can get 3G WiFi routers to do this. Available for around 2K INR.

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Re: How to connect laptop, iPad, mobile phone to internet via USB dongle?

As Arun said you will need need a 3G Wi-Fi Router to share the connection with other devices. You will have to plug in your 3G dongle into the router and then after configuring the connection with your laptop you can share the connection with other devices.

There are also portable 3G Wi-Fi devices and dongles in the market now and most companies like TATA DOCOMO and reliance provide these, there are also models with rechargeable battery backup and you can connect up to 5 devices at the same time. Look for TATA Photon Wi-Fi hub or Reliance netconnect Wi-Fi router and you will get an idea about these. Your 3G dongle provider should also be having one.

Or if you do not want to spend on new hardware then you can use your Laptop as a Wi-fi router. You can use softwares like mHotspot , Marify, Virtual router in your laptop to share the connection with other devices through Wi-Fi.
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Or if you do not want to spend on new hardware then you can use your Laptop as a Wi-fi router. You can use softwares like mHotspot , Marify, Virtual router in your laptop to share the connection with other devices through Wi-Fi.
This should not remain limited to the laptop alone, in fact if the cell phone support wifi tethering then also this can be leveraged by just activating 3G on the sim. Similarly iPad3 onwards have built in Personal Hotspot capability to tether the internet of the sim inside it.
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Re: How to connect laptop, iPad, mobile phone to internet via USB dongle?

Use the virtual hotspot feature available in Windows 7 and Windows 8 to share your internet. You don't need any dedicated software or additional hardware for this. First enable wifi on your laptop. Copy paste the following code to notepad and save it as a StartHotspot.bat file.

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netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=MyHotspot key=12345678 keyUsage=persistent
netsh wlan start hostednetwork
Here MyHotspot is the name of the virtual hotspot you are creating and 12345678 is the password. Change them accordingly.

To stop the hotspot use the following command in another bat file.

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netsh wlan stop hostednetwork
Right click the network icon in the system notification area and open the network and sharing center > Change adapter settings. In the usb dongle adapter properties, enable sharing and select the virtual wifi adapter for sharing.

I'm using this method to share internet between my laptop and desktop and found to be much better than software tools.
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You can use you laptop to creat a hotspot otherwise you can purchase a wifi router for around 1600 bucks onwards to which you can insert the dongle and use the iPad over wifi.
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Re: How to connect laptop, iPad, mobile phone to internet via USB dongle?

Thank you all for suggestions and help.

Will buy 3g dongle router. Thanks again.
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Re: How to connect laptop, iPad, mobile phone to internet via USB dongle?

Hi everybody,

Please suggest good 3G dongle wifi router.

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