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Old 08-19-2010, 08:49 PM   #1
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Default Help on creating wifi hotspot in a vehicle

Hi, I've been in search for a cheap alternative to installing wifi in my car from an actually dealer, I recently graduated highschool, an dont have the money to support an iphone plan but I've managed to trun my ipod touch into a phone capable of call an text however it is rendered useless unless I can connect to the internet, which brings me to my question. I just got my HP envy 17 laptop for college and I want to turn it into a hotspot in my car. I dont know what I need to do this or if it is even possible and or pracitcal. I know I need a dc to ac converter to keep my laptop charged and I have 2 dc outlets in my vehicle one on my dash and one in my trunk, I was wondering if it would be possible to have a router in my vehicle? I would really appreciate the help.

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Old 08-20-2010, 09:57 AM   #2
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To get any internet service ouside of a building you need to have some type of plan with a cell phone provider. Lots of smartphones can be 'jailbroke' or similar if it's not an iphone to act as a wifi tether and then you can use those to connect to the internet on your laptop. Verizon offers their MiFi as a moble hot spot solution. This is probably your best bet.

Just hooking a router up in your car will not give you interent access because the router won't have any internet access to offer to you.
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Ok well thank you very much, but those plans for those wifi cards are way to expensive, but thank you anyways
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