Internet Access via Cellphone connected to Laptop

Question: Sometimes, in places where you can’t get a Wi-Fi signal, people connect their laptops to the Internet with a cellular connection. What are the pluses and minuses of using cellular instead of Wi-Fi? Is there a way to use cellular if you don’t have your computer’s modem card?

Answer: A cellular laptop connection is very different from using Wi-Fi. While a Wi-Fi signal is faster, the limited range means that users can’t venture very far from a transmitter at home, in the office or at a coffee shop or other retail location before losing the connection.

By contrast, a cell modem is likely to work most anywhere that users have a signal on their phones to make and take calls. But the speeds are more akin to a low-level DSL or cable TV broadband line. Full Story…
“The RVers Guide to Internet Access on the Road” covers all the options for getting internet access on the road… Wi-Fi, Cellular, Satellite… more!

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