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    Looking to get "REAL" Mobile Internet

    I am trying to find a way to get internet in my truck, Essentially a Mobile hot spot anytime the engine is running. Does anyone have any ideas on how to achieve this?? I have seen it on those "trick my truck" type shows but I have not seen anything in stores or online. Someone has to be able to help me out!!

    Thanks alot in advanced
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyguytki View Post
    I am trying to find a way to get internet in my truck, Essentially a Mobile hot spot anytime the engine is running. Does anyone have any ideas on how to achieve this?? I have seen it on those "trick my truck" type shows but I have not seen anything in stores or online. Someone has to be able to help me out!!

    Thanks alot in advanced
    -david
    How bout a laptop with a broadband card

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    What you are wanting is is a Mobile Wireless Access Point. Some new cars will be coming with the option to have them very soon. I think a few already have them.

    You can get them aftermarket. Depends all on your wireless provider. Who do you have?

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    Right now I have AT&T, What type of price range would you expect this to be in?

    -david

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    You are going to need a 3G Wireless USB Modem from AT&T. The modem you can get for free usually with a 2 year contract. The service depends. I know it will be 60 a month for sure.

    Then you are going to need one of these.

    http://www.netgear.com/Products/Rout.../mbr624gu.aspx

    You plug the modem into it to have it wireless to anyone in range.

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    That is way to easy!!, just what i was looking for, I'll have to call AT&T and see how much it will be since I already Pay for the 3G network for my iphone.

    -david

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    Since you have an iphone you can use the 3G in your iphone. Just gotta use connect via wifi to your iphone using an app called pdanet, this way u can use your existing 3G that your paying for.

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    Does PDAnet require you to "jailbreak" your iphone to get it to work?

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    Yea, you would have to jailbreak your iphone to get that to work. If you go over a certain amount of bandwidth used you will get a notice from AT&T telling you tethering on the iphone is illegal. They have a tethering fee but it is not offered on the iphone at this time.


    The way that can work is that you setup an Ad-hoc connect through your PC and Iphone. If another computer is in the car they could join the Ad-hoc network also.

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    I cancelled my home phone and home internet and use pdanet to connect both my laptop and desktop to internet wirelessly through PDA net for past 2 months. No notices from ATT yet (crossing fingers)


    This weekend we had a Raleigh boat show, and I also used my iphone as credit card processor through authorize.net and it worked very well for mobile credit card processing

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