How do I hook up all computers in my home to my USB stick at the same time? That is can I hook the stick up to a router to create a wireless signal to all computers? Or buy a router that uses my sim card?
The USB laptop sticks can only be used for one device at a time and can't be used as a "router" or access point. If you are looking for an access point and/or router type device you might want to look into the The specified item was not found..
went online and it is not offered by t-mobile. so where can I get it? I can't plug into a router like linksys?
Unfortunately you are not able to connect it directly to a router that isn't the way it functions. We do offer the T-Mobile 4G Hotspot. You can purchase information by hovering over Shop, at the top of the page, and then select Mobile Hotspots under Internet Devices, you will see it there.
It is possible to use the Rocket with some new routers. Cradelpoint and others produce routers that recognize a wide variety of the USB modems. The T-Mobile store manager and salesman who sold me my Rocket 2.0 told me about it and that they use it themselves. I have the CTR35 and it works flawlessly - unlike the broadband service itself.
tried to purchase online, it was not an option.
well depending on what OS your using YES YOU CAN share the connection.. XP works flawlessly Win7... not so much....
set up one computer with the USB stick (not hooked up to the network yet) make sure inet connection works....
now plug in network cable to SWITCH/HUB (no router .. or set up your router as a switch) turn on all other computers going to share the connection
now set up your home network as usual.. make sure they can share files... ect... then on the 1st computer go into network settings look at the one for the USB stick right click properties... go to the IPv4 clic it then click properties.. then there should be a SHARING tab make sure its checked on .. then go run the windows internet connection wzard on the other puters.. after that should be golden ... i have meesed with it for a month now in Win7 and can not get it to work that easy
Hey Treckor. Something to keep in mind is T-Mobile can only support the intended setup. In other words, the laptop stick was designed to be used with one laptop. T-Mobile specialists won't be able to offer support for a cradlepoint solution or any other setup than what I mentioned. What you can do is move the stick from laptop to laptop and that's fine. One of the biggest benefits of using a laptop stick is that is draws its power from the laptop so you don't have to worry about battery life.
I move from one room to another, if t-mobile can't give me service to all computers, then time warner can
Something else to keep in mind is that T-Mobile promises you will get 4G speed but don't expect to get that very often. Most of the time I couldn't get more than a couple Mbps and even when I got that speed there was high latency so it was pretty slow anyway.
can you give a little more info on how to use a usb stick hooked to a laptop computer that will supply all of your computers on the home network? i have a linksys wrt160n router and it feeds a 8 port switch for rest of computers in the house.
all computers run windows xp and vista prem.
There are a few different ways to accomplish this.
#1 - Rather than a USB Laptop Stick, pick up a Mobile HotSpot. (Had to throw this option out there, because it is probably the easiest way to share connections with multiple devices)
#2 - Pickup a product like Cradlepoint. You can hook the laptop stick up to the cradlepoint router and it will enable you to share the WWAN connection with other devices in your house.
#3 - Look for an article on how to turn your laptop into a mobile hotspot - Here is one example, A Google search for this will yield more results. http://lifehacker.com/280002/turn-your-laptop-into-a-wireless-hot-spot
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