How To Connect To The Internet With A 4G Key?
In this article, we will see what a 4G key is used for, how it works, its advantages, what type of mobile plan to choose, and how to install it. But first of all, I’ll tell you my little story like the good old beaver father would. Let’s go!
I didn’t think it necessary to tell you but know that I recently moved ( Yippee! We’re happy for you ^^ ). I still live in Orléans, but in a different neighborhood (much quieter and newer). Unfortunately, in this new district, Fiber is not yet installed (in 6 months, it seems…).
In the meantime, I had to find an alternative because the speed of my ADSL connection is inferior (about 7 Mbit/s regardless of the operator). So I looked to see if my home was close to a 4G antenna using the Cartoradio.fr site, and bingo! The nearest antenna is less than 300 meters from my accommodation.
I, therefore, hastened to subscribe to a Free mobile plan at €15.99 with unlimited Internet in 4G (or 100 GB for non-Freebox subscribers). After some rather convincing speed tests (around 50 Mbit/s), I ordered a Huawei E3372 4G stick and a small TP-Link TL-MR3020 router to share the connection between my different devices. Well, you know everything! Alright, now let’s get down to business. First, we will see what a 4G key is used for and how it works.
How A 4G Dongle Works
With the help of a 4G key, you can enjoy an Internet connection on a tablet or computer, regardless of where you are. A 4G key is inserted into a USB port like traditional USB keys, which looks like.
The minor key will act as a portable modem capable of picking up your chosen telephone operator’s 3G or 4G networks. The key has been developed to operate on desktop or laptop computers since it complies with USB standards and allows universal compatibility with all machines on the market. Some can be connected to other devices, such as tablets.
The Advantages Of 4G Keys
The 4G key is excellent for those with low ADSL speed at home. It is just as interesting for people who are regularly on the move and need Internet access to their computers. With it, you can check your email and work and send essential documents anywhere. 4G keys also significantly increase productivity in transport, for example, during trips and on weekends. Finally, different packages are suitable for all types of use: temporary, regular, daily, etc.
The 4G Mobile Plan
I recommend the Free non-binding package with unlimited Internet in 4G/4G+ (100 GB for non-Freebox subscribers) at €15.99/month or €19.99/month for non-subscribers. Why? Well, quite simply because it is the package that offers the giant Internet envelope in France.
Afterward, you can very well subscribe to the competition if the Free network does not go well with you or simply because you do not need such a large Internet envelope. Note, however, that Free is the operator that offers the giant Internet envelope abroad with 25 GB/month from the following countries: Europe, DOM, Switzerland, United States, Canada, Mexico, Algeria, South Africa,
Which 4G Key To Choosing?
Here is an exciting question… Well, without hesitation, I recommend the one I bought, namely the Huawei E3372 4G key. It is available on Amazon for 44 € (be careful, the price may vary). The technical specifications of the Huawei E3372 4G dongle
Installation Of A 4G Dongle
Installing and using a 4G dongle is child’s play. The key contains an AutoRun.exe file that must be executed, and that’s it! Then, it would help if you connected the key to an available USB port on the computer.
If it is not working correctly or the computer does not recognize it, access the following address: http://192.168.8.1 from your browser. All information related to the 4G key and package will be available from this address. Then try to open an Internet page, and you’re done. Here, I have covered the subject.
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