Mobile Dongle with MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by HBK Carl, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. HBK Carl macrumors member

    HBK Carl

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    Hi all,

    am in the market for a usb internet dongle for my mba, just wondering what one's fit as most do not.

    I am looking at the 3 pay as you use - Huawei E160G stick, do any of you know if this fits?

    Thanks
     
  2. kis macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    Yes, that should work great. You'll find Mac Software for the Huwei here: http://www.three.co.uk/personal/pro...broadband_/gotaquestion.omp?cid=1215014587586

    regards,

    peter


    EDIT: I suppose you meant "fit" as in "does it fit in the USB port" - sorry, that I don't know. But you can always use it with a USB extension cord
     
  3. HBK Carl thread starter macrumors member

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  4. sir42 macrumors 6502

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    I really hope Apple integrates a 3G chip into the next Air refresh. That would nearly make it a no-brainer purchase for me.
     
  5. ryan.hayes79 macrumors member

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    Hi all,

    No current USB modem supplied by 3 fits in the MacBook Air without a cable or adapter.

    Hope this helps.
     
  6. powderblue17 macrumors regular

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    Don't they come with the extension cable. The one my company got from Sprint came with one.
     
  7. ryan.hayes79 macrumors member

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    All 3 broadband USB adapters come with extension cables.
     
  8. HBK Carl thread starter macrumors member

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    I was wanting to use the modem stick without an extension cable, is that possible?
     
  9. ryan.hayes79 macrumors member

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    Yes. You can use a multi USB adapter.

    Do a search for "Belkin Adapter USB Flexible" on amazon.

    Mine was about £4.

    I use one with mine, it's ace.
     
  10. HBK Carl thread starter macrumors member

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    Nice!

    Thanks!
     

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