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Tablet PC - wireless router

by deniesia / October 23, 2011 4:08 AM PDT

I just purchased a new tablet that runs on Android system. Is it necessary to use a wireless router to get connected to the internet?

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No.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 23, 2011 4:16 AM PDT

I can connect to the internet with a cellular hotspot from my phone, a WAP connected to my cable modem, and a few other non-router ways.

Why the requirement of no wireless router?
Bob

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STILL CAN'T CONNECT
by deniesia / October 25, 2011 2:28 AM PDT
In reply to: No.

Hi, I understand your answer but I'm not sure how you connect with the cellular phone etc. I tried getting access in my office which has wireless internet access but all I get is that it's searching but it is not picking up the wi fi.

Maybe there is something else to be donee.

Thanks for any additional info you can give.

Alison

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Sorry but is this a new topic?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 25, 2011 3:44 AM PDT
In reply to: STILL CAN'T CONNECT

Your first post and question is "Is it necessary to use a wireless router to get connected to the internet?"

That answer is simply no and I've done this. But your reply appears to be a support issue and unrelated to your first post.
Bob

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THANKS
by deniesia / October 25, 2011 4:49 AM PDT
In reply to: STILL CAN'T CONNECT

Thanks Bob. I am so new to the tablet PC thing I'm probably missing something. I guess I will just have to leave that alone until I get someone with more experience than myself to handle it for me.

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What I alluded to was...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 25, 2011 5:16 AM PDT
In reply to: THANKS

If you have a question, it's best to ask the question you want to ask. This discussion is what you lead with and if you want to know how to connect to a wifi hotspot with a tablet, you would make a new post with that question and the details.

I would not post that in this rather focused forum but the CNET Computer Help forum.
Bob

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wi-fi and Android
by ewern / December 5, 2011 1:56 AM PST
In reply to: STILL CAN'T CONNECT

You didn't mention what version of Android you have. Your office probably uses proxy server for Internet access which is only supported in Android version 3.x and higher. This is why Kindles won't work either.

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The answer is it depends.
by orlbuckeye / January 2, 2012 8:01 AM PST

Did the tablet come with a data plan from AT&T, Verizon, Sprint or T-Mobile? Tablets are available with 3G or 4G cards for those previous mentioned companies. If the tablet is Wifi only then you have to go into settings under wireless and networks (WIFI networks).

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