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Re: Upgrading with a low data cap




Richard Owlett wrote:
> On 10/08/2018 06:23 PM, David wrote:
>> On Tue, 9 Oct 2018 at 06:25, Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>
>>> I have no LAN.
>>>
>>> I've a low cap.
>> 
>> Using the word "cap" suggests that you have an internet service provider.
>
> True
>> 
>> How do you connect to that service provider?
>
> The same way as for decades via a "modem" (quotation marks significant).
> That was not how my ISP describes it. T-mobile sells it as a WiFi 
> Hotspot which is served by the cell network [the WiFi is turned off]. 
> When my former ISP discontinued dial-up service I chose not to use a 
> connection that physically restricted me to a physical point of service.

You have the capacity for a LAN - you'll just need to turn your
USB-tethered machine into a router.  Although, perhaps that is work you
don't want to bother doing. 

The WiFi capabilities of the device would also allow you to have a LAN.
But if you have reasons for turning it off beyond "I don't need no
WiFi", then I suppose turning it on would be detrimental.



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