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Old 03-31-2015, 04:44 PM   #15
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Suggestions are helpful for a good start.

How do you work a cell phone amplifier on an AS if they require an antenna???
Mount the antenna on your TV antenna, run the wire down the stack vent for the fridge. The Wilson magnetic antenna needs a 3x3 in ground plane to work properly.

If your Android smart phone can be used as a hot spot, and you have a Windows laptop or tablet, all you need is software. Buy EasyTether for $10 in the Play store, install it on the phone and PC, and you can tether the phone to the computer by usb or bluetooth. For multiple devices, the Windows PC can be set up as a virtual wifi router. The software, called Netshare, has been part of Windows since Vista.
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Old 03-31-2015, 06:27 PM   #16
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i like simple that is why i spent the 20 bucks for the mobile hot spot. and as i said, it works with any flavor device you happen to prefer whether that be a phone or a tablet or a laptop from whatever manufacturer.

to clarify, a cell phone amplifier will require a wired connection between your phone and the amplifier. a cell phone repeater will require an outside antenna and an inside antenna separated by a solid structure, the roof, and at minimum 8'. so two antennas but no wired connection will be required.

mobile hot spot is the cheapest and easiest solution to the question you asked. it will appear on your device as a wifi connection port, click on that and enter the password and away you go. simple and cheap.
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Old 03-31-2015, 11:13 PM   #17
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Even though I'm a die hard Apple user a travel buddy of mine used his Samsung Note as his hotspot and it also works well. I have AT&T and usually get better coverage than he does.
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We use a Samsung tablet as our hot spot and have a VPN we set up (my son actually) so we make a secure connection for banking and other activity on our laptop through this VPN. We do not use public WiFi for anything, especially in truck stops etc as internet lurkers hang out to hack into phones etc. when one signs on through the public wifi.

Works well as long as we have a Verizon signal, which aside from a couple of places was not an issue.
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If you don't mind me asking, which VPN did your son install. I have to admit also, I had to look up what a VPN was. I am that pathetic on electronics.
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If your Android smart phone can be used as a hot spot, and you have a Windows laptop or tablet, all you need is software. Buy EasyTether for $10 in the Play store, install it on the phone and PC, and you can tether the phone to the computer by usb or bluetooth. For multiple devices, the Windows PC can be set up as a virtual wifi router. The software, called Netshare, has been part of Windows since Vista.
I do not know why any extra software is required. On the android phone, go to more networks in settings, then select Tethering and Wi-Fi hotspot, turn on Mobile Hostpot. Press Mobile Hotspot after it is turned on and you will be given the password to connect. A computer can then connect wirelessly to this hotspot.

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We use the Android device as a connection because we have the VPN set up on that device other wise Dennis we would as you suggest just use the phone. But for banking and bill paying we wanted a VPN.
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