|Jun 22, 2008, 01:58 PM||#1|
USB Cell Phone Card w/ Air Port Extreme???
I currently have a new Sprint USB cell phone card that I use while traveling and love it! It is usually faster than my home DSL.
I am moving. I have a MBP, my wife has a MB, and we have an Air Port Extreme that we are currently using with our home DSL.
Is it possible for me to hook my Sprint USB devise into my APX to run my home network, so I don't have to subscribe to DSL in our new house, when I am already paying $60/m for the card?
I'm assuming the USB port on the APX is not an input. Is there such thing as a USB to ethernet adapter? (female USB & male Ethernet)
To use my card, I have to open the Sprint program and press connect. So, is there an issue with getting the card to connect and stay connected?
MBP 15" 2.16GHz C2D- 3GB
Samsung 24" Monitor
Canon Rebel XT, 24-70mm 2.8L, 75-300mm 4, 50mm 1.8
|Jun 22, 2008, 02:38 PM||#2|
Besides you need special routers for that and they are only a handful of them... You can get the PC Card/ExpressCard and get a router that supports that, but that's about as far as you can get. Don't forget although Sprint says they don't cap they do cut you off at least once a day, loose your payment a few times... sorry for the rant; Sprint was bad to me.
Mac Pro | 27" iMac | 15" MacBook Pro with Retina display | iPhone 5 | iPad 3 | iPad mini
|Jun 23, 2008, 04:17 PM||#3|
no, but you could plug the card into your laptop and have it share the connection across the network. or go buy a real cheap pc from walmart to set up next to the airport base and have it share its connection and then it would always be on.
MBP 15" Matte
--4GB Apple-branded RAM
--250GB 5,400 rpm
--GeForce 8600GTm 512MB
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