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[The Source] D-link All-In-One mobile companion ($9.96)

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[The Source] D-link All-In-One mobile companion ($9.96)

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Did anyone try it? It looks good for the price. I may get one even if I don't need one for now. It may be used to create a WiFi network and use Internet in a location where WiFi has signal strength or congestion issues (such as a hotel or conference centre WiFi) if you have access to an Ethernet jack.
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this is what I need! OOS!

It is 49.95 at amazon!
that was a good price at the source.

I am not sure about this tplink alternative though...

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HmizaHadi wrote:
Apr 23rd, 2017 9:28 pm
Did anyone try it? It looks good for the price. I may get one even if I don't need one for now. It may be used to create a WiFi network and use Internet in a location where WiFi has signal strength or congestion issues (such as a hotel or conference centre WiFi) if you have access to an Ethernet jack.
We've had one for several years now; it functions as a router, access point, repeater or hotspot. It has been useful while travelling (extending Wi-Fi etc) and as an extension/guest Wi-Fi at home. We bought at $29-39 (can't recall exactly, it was prior to a trip in 2013) and have more than got our money's worth, so this price is a great deal. It's only 2.4GHz N but for what one is likely to use it for that is certainly adequate.
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Too bad it's not USB powered. I have a TP-Link that is powered over USB which is nice when you aren't in your room and want to share your connection. Does anyone know if this one supports WISP? Have been looking for one that can share hotel wifi that requires a browser login, which requires WISP.
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I have one of these, and they are awesome. I use it whenever I am in a hotel. It gives you a secure network, which is great, plus you can bring a chrome stick with you and watch movies that way, rather than pay $30 for an in-house movie. My last stay at the Marriot had an open connection. The device automatically connect, but created a secure wifi connection. $10 is a steal, but even $20 is good.

Probably one of the better purchases that I have made. I don't use it a lot, no need in the house, but super handy when on the road.
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ceredon wrote:
Apr 24th, 2017 7:46 am
Too bad it's not USB powered. I have a TP-Link that is powered over USB which is nice when you aren't in your room and want to share your connection. Does anyone know if this one supports WISP? Have been looking for one that can share hotel wifi that requires a browser login, which requires WISP.
I believe it does. I know because the one hotel I was at, required a login, which you do through the hotspot set-up.
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Too bad the link doesn't exist anymore. I wanted to check in-store stock levels. Only the refurb shows up.
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jeff1970 wrote:
Apr 24th, 2017 7:50 am
I believe it does. I know because the one hotel I was at, required a login, which you do through the hotspot set-up.
So you enter the login on the hotspot set up or in your own web browser when first trying to connect to the internet?
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ceredon wrote:
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So you enter the login on the hotspot set up or in your own web browser when first trying to connect to the internet?
You go into the settings of the device, which obviously is a web address. The address is something like http://dlinkrouter####.local (#### is a variable number) Everything is pasted on the side of the device. From there, you go to the hotspot setup, and the one option is to login into a wifi hotspot (the hotels) and password (if it's a secured network). I haven't had any issues yet. More and more hotels are leaving their network "open", I guess it causes less issues. Either way, though, you get a more reliable connection. It also has ethernet if the hotel offers that, in which case, you only need to connect to the devices hotspot name. Also has a charging option, so if you need to charge a phone or something.
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jeff1970 wrote:
Apr 24th, 2017 6:49 pm
You go into the settings of the device, which obviously is a web address. The address is something like http://dlinkrouter####.local (#### is a variable number) Everything is pasted on the side of the device. From there, you go to the hotspot setup, and the one option is to login into a wifi hotspot (the hotels) and password (if it's a secured network). I haven't had any issues yet. More and more hotels are leaving their network "open", I guess it causes less issues. Either way, though, you get a more reliable connection. It also has ethernet if the hotel offers that, in which case, you only need to connect to the devices hotspot name. Also has a charging option, so if you need to charge a phone or something.
Doesn't sound like WISP at all. The logins I am talking about are hotspots that allow you to connect to wifi with no credentials and then do a DNS redirect in your browser when you first try to connect to an external web site, like redflagdeals.com or google.ca. Once you login, you then have access which can have some session limit imposed. In newer implementations this can also be tied to MAC addresses to try to prevent sharing. This is common at resorts, hotels, libraries, etc, especially ones that want to require rotating logins, individual login credentials or session limits.
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