How To Add Connect From Anywhere To MacBook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Felasco, May 18, 2014.

  1. Felasco Guest

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    Hi all,

    Your iPhone can connect to the net from anywhere it can get a signal, almost anywhere.

    How would one add this ability to a MacBook?

    I'm imagining a small battery powered modem that creates a wi-fi network. Or something like that.

    There's a nice little table in the back of our Eurovan, and if I had such a device I could take my work life mobile, and would get to spend a lot more time in the nearby state parks. How do I make this happen?

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  2. rambo47 macrumors 6502a

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    Denville, NJ
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    It seems that the most reliable ways involve services (paid) like GoToMyPC. You *might* be able to do it with the native capabilities built into your Mac(s) now via Screen Sharing, etc, but you will need your home computer's IP address and you will need a network connection while on the road. You can use a mobile hotspot app on most smartphones for internet tethering with laptops but the specifics are carrier-dependent. There are also dedicated hotspot devices like those offered by Verizon: http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/device/mobile-hotspot
    You need to pay for a wireless data plan, but it's do-able. A buddy of mine uses one to connect to his office to work while on vacations or weekend kids' sporting events.
     

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