Generally, plugging the hotspot into a usb port will pop up a drive share with the manual and drivers on it, and you'd have to install the drivers on the desktop to use it through USB. If it doesn't run automatically, run the 'autorun.exe' file, if you use windoze.
Once that setup step is done, a little internet shortct icon will be pooped onto your desktop. This will be the address to the 'web configurator' for the hot spot.
If you haven't configured it, the default admin password is 'admin' (no quotes).
You'll want to name your network, set up a secure password, etc.
Once you've set up the wifi with a proper name and password, you should be able to find it on the list of 'available' wifi networks, and if you click on that and put the SAME password in, when prompted, it will connect.
I've never once found any device with a simple 'press button' setup that worked. NEVER. This device is no exception to that experience.
Thanks for the reply.
Let me understand this. Tethering is to have the T-Mobile 4G Hotspot connected to my computer via a USB cable. Correct?
What I mentioned in my opening statement is that I have this, 'Tethering', already set up by having the 4G Hotspot connected to a Laptop.
What I want to do is Not have to do Tethering on the Desktop but have a Wireless connection and using the Hotspot as the means to get an outside Internet connection.
What I have is the Netgear - N600 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter, WNDA3100. (http://www.netgear.com/home/products/wireless-adapters/high-performance/WNDA3100.aspx) When I said I 'synced' up the two devices, on the T-Mobile 4g, there is a WPS button that needs to be pressed at the appropriate time when setting up the Netgear device on the Desktop.
On this Netgear Adapter, there is a button on it that you also press to finish the sync.
When the two buttons are pressed, on the Desktop, you will see a graphical display showing that T-Mobile device is found and that it then thinks all is fine.
But I am not all done. I still can't get the finished connection as when I try to open IE to get an internet connection, I get nothing.
So this is at the point I am, I think I am there but then again I am not there.
Then you will need to manually configure the T-Mobile Wifi Hotspot through its web configurator, set a wireless password, and use that password to connect to it. Because the 'push button' thing practically never works with ANY combination of wifi devices.
Your 'sync' is not like bluetooth (though it's supposed to be). Unlike bluetooth, it wasn't one company that made the standard, and licensed it out. It was a consortium of companies 'giving input' to an insanely complex SET of 'standards', or brewing their own proprietary 'standards', based on competing to see who could make it completely impossible for anyone else to implement, and they ALL succeeded.
So you may as well wish upon a star as expect that pressing the T-mobile frob's button, then your usb frob's button (if it even has one) to work, or any combination or order of pressing, holding, etc. the buttons, control panels, etc.
So, skim through that pdf I linked to, and login to the wifi router gadget, and configure it. Keep in mind for many of the more arcane settings, you'll need to manually disconnect it from the internet, make the changes, then change it back to 'automatically connect'. Or the pages are 'read only'.
BTW, if you're going to use the internet with the T-mobile device for long periods, then you're going to want to have it plugged into something the whole time, and your dektop's USB port will charge it just like a wall wart would. Especially if it (or a USB hub connected to it) has 'always hot' ports. So even if the PC is off, the device isn't discharging its battery.
Also, if it's plugged in most of the time you'll probably want to make sure it has the latest, greatest version of its internal OS, and go into the settings to turn off the 'sleep' mode, so you don't have to power-cycle it every day.