Re: Upgrading with a low data cap
- Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2018 09:53:30 -0500
- From: Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Upgrading with a low data cap
On 10/09/2018 04:57 AM, Dan Purgert wrote:
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.
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.
LAN generally requires Ethernet. My second most used machine does not
have a physically available Ethernet port.
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.
The above mentioned second most used machine also has no WiFi. That's
why I had once investigated a USB-USB connection.