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Jan Janowski
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join:2000-06-18
Skokie, IL

[Equipment] Can a Jetpack be used with a Router?

I don't see any connection except USB, which might be for power only.

Does this preclude it connecting with a router? Just letting my mind wander... Not a necessity right now...
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Jim_in_VA

join:2004-07-11
Cobbs Creek, VA
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Depends on the router. Cradlepoint routers can use the Jetpack in its WiFi as WAN mode.
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Jan Janowski
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join:2000-06-18
Skokie, IL
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Maybe I should have indicated the wireless router I have! Linksys E2000 with Linksys firmware.
I've never tried... I was discussing this product with someone else, and they asked me, and I didn't have an answer...
I'm thinking that I'd be better off asking first, instead of barging ahead with no knowledge. !
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Jan Janowski
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Skokie, IL
reply to Jan Janowski

Or, should I be looking for a USB wireless adaptor.... and plug directly into computer?
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Goliath2k
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join:2013-12-28
united state
reply to Jan Janowski

Somebody here a while ago recommend the Netis WF2419 as a low-cost router that has WiFi as WAN capability. (meaning you could use it to share your Jetpack)

I've had it on my wishlist for a while now just so I can keep track of it in case I ever run into a need for it.

»smile.amazon.com/dp/B00F2EL39Q/



Jan Janowski
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reply to Jan Janowski

Seeing that I have routers in place, I determined the easiest solution was a simple USB Wireless plugin...
Loading software on each computer that doesn't have wireless, and then just move the USB Plugin to the computer as needed! Only one computer at a time would be at 2nd location where the Jetpack is used..
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Jan Janowski
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Skokie, IL
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reply to Jan Janowski

As a follow up for this...
A USB Wireless plugin purchased and software was installed in every computer other than laptop, (Disco'd Ethernet cable) and tested with the Jetpack. Works, and only cost $16.

This way, any PC I take to that location will have been pre-tested to work with Jetpack, and once this house becomes permanent, I'll re-visit the whole thing.... (Maybe higher speed cable or better Verizon Wireless solution will exist then).....

All I'll have to do is remember to bring the USB Wireless plugin! (You watch... I'll forget it!)
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taffeys

join:2009-11-30
Oceanside, CA
reply to Jan Janowski

Which Jetpack do you have? What are you trying to accomplish? My Jetpack (4620LE) is a wireless router/hotspot that can connect to 10 devices concurrently.



Jan Janowski
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Skokie, IL
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It's a 5510L Jetpack Pay as you go... No ethernet connection, as mentioned above...

Was wondering if anyone had found a way to connect it to a router.... So I didn't have to buy the USB Wireless thingy.... that I did buy...

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Jim_in_VA

join:2004-07-11
Cobbs Creek, VA
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thought we went over this, Cradlepoint router using WiFi as WAN
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Jan Janowski
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Skokie, IL
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Yes, we did go over that, and I am good with my existing routers & Gateway... So I bought a USB Wireless device and installed it on the computers...
This will hold me for now...

I thought you might have new info on making the 5510L work with existing routers... Thanks for helping...
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Goliath2k
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join:2013-12-28
united state

Making something like the Jetpack work with existing routers is possible but most likely more trouble than it's worth. You'd have to use Internet Connection Sharing (ICS), which is a dodgy system that works great when it does, but has a penchant for quitting mysteriously when it wants to.

We have a Sprint PCMCIA mobile broadband card shared via ICS through a standard router. But the system requires a lot of technical know-how, and it's still a bit iffy and sometimes mysteriously stops working.

I'd still recommend the Netis WF2419 I mentioned earlier