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Posted 26 June 2014 - 04:59 PM
Rats in our attic have chewed through my phone line (which provides my DSL connection, as well as my POTS) only three times since I had my DSL service installed 9 years ago, but still I'm thinkin of getting a wireless connection off my mom's HughesNet. How would I go about this? Can I just connect a wireless router to my PC via my ethernet cable? And if so, how can I get Windows 8.1 to recognize it?
Posted 26 June 2014 - 05:48 PM
Anything else, I'm sure someone with more knowledge than I have can help you.
Posted 26 June 2014 - 06:42 PM
A few days ago, she did plug her wireless device into my PC's USB port...it wasn't recognized. I'm not sure if the problem is my version of Windows, or my PC. I'm currently running Windows 8.1 on my Dell Optiplex 755 (USB version: 2.0), but something wasn't in gear.
Edited by John R. Sellers, 26 June 2014 - 06:44 PM.
Posted 26 June 2014 - 09:31 PM
Perhaps she can get someone in there who knows what they're doing to set you up.
Posted 26 June 2014 - 09:42 PM
A usb chord/cable has nothing to do with these kinds of setups, unless you're trying to piggie-back a celluar/mobile phone and/or tablet (that has a paid service). If it's the former, then that is called tethering. Tethering basically takes a mobile phone, uses it's connection to the internet and allows the hooked up computer to access it via the phone. A fair amount of service providers won't let you do that (say, Sprint mobile in the U.S.) unless you pay for the service.
It might seem that you're trying to do that via a wi-fi connection from your mom's room (hooked up to a modem). In which case, it's a difficult ordeal really. I've never done it and have read on few occassions that it takes some knowin's in order to do it. Even with that, depending on your device, I'm not sure if you can access the internet like that, as an android (and more than likely an Apple product) would need to open an app that can serve as a translator between your computer and your mom's modem.
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Posted 27 June 2014 - 12:33 PM
Fnl, what I think he's trying to do is get his computer to link up with his mother's satellite inet. If it's anything like my cable inet, there's a modem, a router and then we use wireless adapters to connect to the router, which connects to the modem. I'm pretty sure it's something similar with satellite inet, but only HughesNet knows for sure.
Posted 27 June 2014 - 04:34 PM
Fnl, what I think he's trying to do is get his computer to link up with his mother's satellite inet.
Anyway, after researching this, I think it might be best just to stick with my current setup for now. Only 3 major disruptions in 9 years? Not really a bad track record. Besides, apparently HughesNet prefers you call them rather than e-mail. I prefer e-mail to calling or online chat.
Posted 29 June 2014 - 02:03 PM
Edited by John R. Sellers, 29 June 2014 - 02:04 PM.
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