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3 dongle connection

Posted by: danni m.      13 Jan 2010 @ 10:46
3 dongle connection

hi all
i've had a 3 dongle for nearly a yr with my old laptop and i tworks fine but i have a new 1 and i wont connect at all un less it's near a pc with internet i don't understand it's drivin me insane i've got a brand new laptop that i can't use
please help xx

Reply by: Alan B. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Cambridge, CB22      13 Jan 2010 @ 11:37
RE: 3 dongle connection

There was another post yesterday complaining that the 3 dongle would not work with Windows 7 - I presume your new laptop runs Windows 7. I suspect that it is possible to get it working but needs a bit of fiddling. Unless someone can find a tried-and-trusted recipe to get 3 dongles to work, you are probably going to need someone to help you in person.

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Reply by: danni m.      13 Jan 2010 @ 11:51
RE: 3 dongle connection

it works in windows 7 when near a pc with internet but otherwise nothing

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Reply by: Jon S. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Morecambe, LA3      13 Jan 2010 @ 17:35
RE: 3 dongle connection

what model of dongle is it?
which version of windows are you using?

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Reply by: Ant M. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Pontyclun, CF72      14 Jan 2010 @ 14:11
RE: 3 dongle connection

Hi

Are you running 64bit or 32bit?

My experiences so far are such that I've only had success with 3 dongles (amongst other things) with 32bit Windows 7.

Many thanks
Ant

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Reply by: danni .      17 Jan 2010 @ 13:53
RE: 3 dongle connection

hi guys i'm not sure what bit it is or how 2 find out lol but y does it work near a broadband servive with the dongle but not on its own ????? i'm on it now as near a modem but as soon as i leave it goes of grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr xx

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Reply by: Alan D. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Oakham, LE15      17 Jan 2010 @ 17:38
RE: 3 dongle connection

It sounds to me as if you are getting a wireless connection when you are near another PC, and when you move away, you get disconnected. I don't think the 3G dongle is working at all in this PC.These are two different technologies used for connecting to the net. One uses wireless to connect to a modem/router plugged into a broadband line, the other (3G) uses the mobile phone network to get connected. Many modern laptops have both as wireless is usually much cheaper to run.

To check which version of Windows you are running, look at Control Panel/System - that will say Windows 7 32 bit or 64 bit.

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