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Connect USB Dongle to wi-fi router?

Last response: in Wireless Networking
January 18, 2014 11:57:43 PM

I have a 3G dongle and I want to connect it to a wi-fi router jus like how we connect broadband connections and use it? Will it work? I have seen many wi-fi modems comes with USB ports, so could you please advise me will it work if I connect my Dongle as internet connection to the router and use internet over Wi-fi network in laptops and smartphones?:??: 

If it works the way -please suggest me the wi-fi router which would work best for such connections.
January 20, 2014 8:10:26 AM

A 3G/4G dongle connects only to your mobile phone network. It won't connect to the wireless signal of any router or modem because they use the IEEE 802.11 wireless specification, not 3G.

In other words, the two devices are not compatible.
April 23, 2014 5:12:14 PM

I think Phillip misunderstood the question.
You can get (and have been able to for quite a while) a router that supports 3G/4G dongles to share your internet connection.

(I posted this for anyone who may be searching for a similar answer in the future.)