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How can I hook up my android tablet to a land line phone for dial up internet

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April 24, 2014 12:14:36 PM

I'm visiting a relative who has no internet, and I want to connect my android tablet to her phone line to connect with dial up internet (ie freeola) - is it possible? My thoughts are to get a usb external modem and connect it to the landline socket in the wall, and dial up freeola - although not sure how to go about this with android - I may need an app to help me achieve what I need.
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April 24, 2014 12:41:10 PM

no no way to do it. a usb modem won't work in anyway with android, no drivers, etc.
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April 24, 2014 12:44:28 PM

"There's an app for that" does not always apply.
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April 24, 2014 12:46:55 PM

I have to agree there is no way to hook an android tablet upto dial up. If you have a laptop with a modem you could dial in using that then us ICS to give your tablet internet over the wifi. But I would say get a wireless hotspot or if your cell is capable maybe use that as a wireless hotspot. Or look at freedom pop they have very cheap plans for hotspots.
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April 24, 2014 12:58:03 PM

You may still be able to find a wireless router with a built in modem... the modem will connect to the internet and then wireless for your tablet :) 
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April 24, 2014 1:02:40 PM

jfreggie2 said:
You may still be able to find a wireless router with a built in modem... the modem will connect to the internet and then wireless for your tablet :) 


Connect to 'what' internet? Apparently, the relative has nothing beyond a phone line.
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April 24, 2014 1:09:07 PM

Routers with built in 56k modems existed...
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April 24, 2014 1:33:07 PM

jfreggie2 said:
Routers with built in 56k modems existed...


Yes they did. Does the OP have one? Does it have any rational WiFi that the tablet can talk to?

Could you eventually get an android tablet to connect to some dialup deal? Sure. People have done far weirder things.
How much effort is he willing to put into this?
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