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Re: Upgrading with a low data cap




On Tue 09 Oct 2018 at 15:31:03 -0000, Dan Purgert wrote:

> Richard Owlett wrote:
> > 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.
> >>>
> >>> 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.
> >
> > LAN generally requires Ethernet. My second most used machine does not 
> > have a physically available Ethernet port.
> 
> Ethernet doesn't require cables though.  However the secondary bit that
> you cannot (will not?) add WiFi to the secondary (tertiary?) machines
> does throw a wrench into the works.

It's about time some invented a WiFi device which plugs into a USB port.

-- 
Brian.