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Wi-Fi and Mobile Internet Connections

Wi-Fi and mobile broadband solutions enable mobile workers the freedom to work anywhere, anytime. Learn everything you need to know about finding, setting up, and using all types of wireless networks (including wide area wireless networks from cell phone providers, hotspots, and Internet cafes).
  1. Find a Hotspot or Net Cafe (8)
  2. Wireless FAQs/Glossary (9)
  3. Internet Sharing & Tethering (11)

Get Connected: All About Mobile Internet and Wi-Fi Networking
Learn everything you need to know about wireless networking and mobile data for internet connection on the go.

Wireless Internet Access Comparison
Which Internet on-the-go option is best for you? Compare the pros and cons of using mobile broadband Internet service, wi-fi hotspots, cell phone tethering, and cybercafes.

How to Get 4G or 3G on Your Laptop
Learn how to get high speed wireless internet access on your laptop or notebook - an overview of 4G and 3G mobile solutions.

Find the Best Mobile Data Plan for You
Find the best mobile data plan among the many wireless carriers, based on whether you want the cheapest data service, unlimited data, or more.

Find the Best Mobile Data Plan for Your Family
Find the best shared mobile data plan for you, based on whether you want the cheapest data service, unlimited data, or more.

How To Use Your Cell Phone As A Wi-Fi Hotspot
If you have a cell phone or smartphone with a data plan, you may be able to use it as a modem for your laptop computer. Find out how to tether your cell phone to your computer so you can access the Internet anywhere you go.

How To Use Your Cell Phone As A Modem
If you have a cell phone or smartphone with a data plan, you may be able to use it as a modem for your laptop computer. Find out how to tether your cell phone to your computer so you can access the Internet anywhere you go.

How to Use Your iPhone as a Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot
Learn how to share your Android phone's data connection wirelessly with up to 5 other devices at the same time by turning your smartphone into a portable Wi-Fi hotspot.

Mobile Broadband Options - High Speed Wireless Internet for Laptops
Mobile broadband gives you high speed Internet access anywhere you go with your laptop, smartphone, or other portable device. Here are your options for mobile broadband service, including prices, speeds, and network devices.

Learn how to share your Android phone's data connection wirelessly with up to...
Learn how to share your Android phone's data connection wirelessly with up to 5 other devices at the same time by turning your smartphone into a portable Wi-Fi hotspot.

How to Use Your Android Phone as a Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot
Learn how to share your Android phone's data connection wirelessly with up to 5 other devices at the same time by turning your smartphone into a portable Wi-Fi hotspot.

How to Connect Your Laptop to a Bluetooth Mobile Device
Learn how to pair a Bluetooth-enabled laptop with other Bluetooth devices.

How To Tether Your Android Phone with PdaNet - Step by Step Instructions
How To Tether Your Android Phone with PdaNet - Step by Step Instructions for Android Tethering

How To Monitor Your Mobile Data Usage
Monitor your data usage on your mobile phone or device with these apps and tools

Mobile Broadband Plans and Services
Mobile broadband service plans for laptops can be monthly subscription plans or prepaid/pay-as-you-go. Find out what the cell phone services are charging and how much data is included.

Mobile Hotspot - Use the Internet Anywhere
Learn more about mobile hotspots, wireless devices or smartphone features that give you 3G or 4G wireless Internet access on multiple devices.

Overview of Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G Data Plans
Mobile data plans for cell phones and other mobile devices can be unlimited or metered. Get an overview of wi-fi, 3G, and 4G data plans here.

Set Up a Wi-Fi Connection
Learn how to connect to wireless networks or access points.

Set Up a Wireless Network
Learn how to set up and secure a wireless network for your home or office.

How To Set Up an Ad Hoc Wireless Network
Learn how to set up an ad hoc, or computer-to-computer, wireless network with these simple steps.

Top 5 Wi-Fi Routers
Check out the best wireless routers available today and speed up your home network.

Improve Your Wireless Network by Choosing the Right Channel for Your Router
Get better performance from your Wi-Fi router by avoiding the most crowded channels. Here's how.

How to Connect to a Hotel Wireless Network
Step by step directions for getting connected wirelessly at a hotel

How To Share Internet Access
Learn how to share a single Internet connection with multiple computers over wi-fi or your wired network.

How To Share Your Internet Connection on a Mac via Wi-Fi
Learn how to share a single Internet connection on a Mac with multiple devices over wi-fi.

Wi-Fi Internet Sharing: Turn Your Windows 7 Laptop Into a Wi-Fi Hotspot
Use this free tool to turn your Windows 7 laptop into a wi-fi hotspot to share your Internet connection over wi-fi with other devices.

Global Wi-Fi Internet Service Providers
Get wi-fi hotspot Internet access just about anywhere in the world when traveling or just on the go. These wi-fi Internet service plans offer convenient one-account logons to thousands of wireless hotspots around the world.

Upgrade Your Home Network to Faster Wireless
Upgrade your wireless network for greater speed, range, reliability, and security.

Prepaid International Mobile Broadband Services
Get high speed wireless Internet access on your laptop in countries around the world by using one of these international mobile broadband rental companies.

Troubleshooting Wireless Problems
Troubleshooting tips for when you can't connect to a wireless network.

Troubleshooting Dropped Wireless Signals
Troubleshooting tips for when your wireless connection keeps dropping out.

Troubleshooting Strong Wireless Signal but No Internet Connection
Troubleshooting tips for when you have a wireless signal but no Internet access.

Can I Use My Smartphone When Traveling to Another Country?
Find out if you can use your smartphone in another country.

Wireless Q & A
A quick look at what mobile workers need to know about wireless protocols, security, hotspots, and network connections.

Is it safe to use an open wireless network?
There's an open wireless network near you. Is it safe to connect to it? Before you connect, find out the risks and how to protect your information.

Virgin Mobile Ovation MC760 USB Modem
Review of Virgin Mobile's USB wireless modem, which gives you broadband Internet access on the go.

Wi-Fi Connection Tutorial
Step by step directions for getting connected wirelessly

Wi-Fi Direct - Personal, Portable Wi-Fi Network
Wi-Fi Direct devices can be directly connected to each other without a traditional network. Learn more about Wi-Fi Direct.

Top 7 Travel Wireless Routers
Top wireless travel routers for sharing Internet access on the go.

What is Mobile Broadband?
Learn more about mobile broadband, 3G or 4G wireless Internet access on laptops and other mobile devices.

Wi-Fi Networking: Can't Live With It...
Some good commonsense tips from PCWorld on using Wi-Fi while on the road.

zBoost Metro Dual-Band Cell Phone Signal Enhancer
zBoost is a gadget designed to improve your cell phone signal strength. Here's a look at how well the zBoost improves voice and data quality.

Wireless Network Setup - How to Set Up a Wireless Network Video
Need to set up a home wireless network? Check out this video for wireless network set up instructions.

Speed Up Your Internet Access
How to get more out of your home Internet access by testing and tweaking Internet connection settings.

3 Ways to Share Your Home Wi-Fi Without Giving Up Your Password
Share your Wi-Fi network without anyone having to type in a long, cumbersome password.

How to Use Your Windows 8 Laptop as a Wi-Fi Hotspot
Share your internet connection on a Windows 8 laptop with your tablet and other wireless gadgets

How to Save Your Data When Tethering Your Android Tablet or Phone
Conserve your mobile data when you connect your Wi-Fi-only Android tablet to a mobile hotspot or your phone

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