Secure wifi with MB Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by maddawg46, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. maddawg46 macrumors newbie

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    How do I get a secure wifi while traveling. I want to buy a MBA for doing my bills while traveling. As you can tell, I don't know much about this stuff. Using my iPad Air i can use my AT&T cell data. What about the MBA?
     
  2. Boyd01 macrumors 68040

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    I think that wifi is only as secure as the hotspot you connect to, regardless of what kind of device you use. There is no option to put a cellular radio inside a Macbook Air. However, if you have an iPhone on AT&T, most plans allow you to "tether" your computer to it. I use this all the time and it works great. You can connect the phone to the computer either with wifi or bluetooth. I think you will find a similar feature on Android phones as well.
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    What you want to do is use a secure VPN service.

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2403388,00.asp

    Here is an article that may help you.
     
  4. maddawg46 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh oh.......I'm so old school that I still have a flip phone!
     

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