Solved How to connect a desktop without a router

Hewlett-packard / Kj378aa-aba a6430f
May 22, 2017 at 14:49:09
Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium, 2.1 GHz / 3.00 GB
Is it possible to set up my desktop to use a mobile hotspot for an internet connection without a separate router? This is how I have my laptops connected to the internet. I used to have a router and hughes-net but now I don't. Here is my computer information. Please help.

Manufacturer: Hp-pavilion
Model: Kj378aa-aba a6430f
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
CPU/Ram: 2.1 GHz / 3.00 GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
Sound Card: Realtek High Definition Audio

Tammy

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May 24, 2017 at 00:53:25
Be aware that any data use by the desktop will count against your monthly allowance from your phone service provider... And it soon mounts up.


#1
May 22, 2017 at 15:21:18
To clarify what you're asking...

Are you saying that: you have a computer and wish to connect it via a wifi hotspot to the internet?

If so then you need a usb wifi adapter/dongle.

There are many makes and styles... Some are simply a small usb "pug-in" module; some have an additional small rod type antenna.

If you google for:

wifi dongle for pc

You'll get a whole slew of hits about them Amazon of course will have a whole range - and reviews too of the various makes sold there.


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#2
May 22, 2017 at 17:32:48
Here's your system specs: https://support.hp.com/us-en/produc...


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#3
May 23, 2017 at 06:03:51
I know what my specs are. But that doesn't answer my question, just looking at the spec sheet.

Tammy


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#4
May 23, 2017 at 06:07:54
To further clarify my question, I guess it would be easier if I tell you that my mobile hotspot is my cellular phone. I have been using it as an access point for our 2 laptops for 2 years and it works great. I can print from a wireless printer in the other room and everything. Now that I have move into a bigger house, I brought my desktop out of storage and wondered if I could do the same with it.

Tammy


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#5
May 23, 2017 at 06:32:56
"I know what my specs are"

And now we do too. To be able to access a mobile hotspot, your desktop will need a wireless adapter. USB is one option, but looking at your motherboard specs, you also have a two PCIe x1 slots & one standard PCI slot available. So you have several adapter choices, depending on how much you want to spend.

https://www.newegg.com/Wireless-Ada...


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#6
May 23, 2017 at 14:09:36
Cheapest and generally works ok is a current usb dongle.

In the past a plug in card with attached an wifi antenna etc. was often better; and some of them allowed the antenna to be extended away from the card back plate to a more favourable, better, reception position.

All a matter of pennies and checking reviews for those at which you look?


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#7
May 23, 2017 at 17:13:49
So if I buy one of the adapters or PCI cards I won't have to buy a router? Or am I misunderstanding? Also, thank you for helping me

Tammy

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#8
May 23, 2017 at 17:14:36
Thank you for helping me. I am lost when it comes to this stuff.

Tammy


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#9
May 23, 2017 at 19:55:50
you can use you mobile phone hot spot with all your devices including Desktop PC. Just make sure there is not limit set on the number of clients that can connect to your mobile hot spot.

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May 24, 2017 at 00:53:25
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Be aware that any data use by the desktop will count against your monthly allowance from your phone service provider... And it soon mounts up.

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