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Offline MikeEllis

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Connect Nexus 7 to 3G dongle?
« on: January 21, 2013, 05:15:36 AM »
I have a new Nexus7 (but it doesn't have 3G access built in......just wifi). I would like to try connect my Nexus7 to 3G using a USB dongle I already use with my laptop.

I am aware of the PPP widget and indeed have installed it. But I'm not clear how to then make it work?.

I have a micro USB to USB 2.0 connector so I have no problem physically connecting my dongle to the Nexus.

My 3G Dongle is with the "3" Network in the UK.

Any advice?.



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Re: Connect Nexus 7 to 3G dongle?
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2013, 05:18:52 AM »
are u rooted?  cause the app needs a rooted device to work ;)

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Re: Connect Nexus 7 to 3G dongle?
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2013, 06:28:32 AM »
I have rooted the Nexus7 device. It all seemed to work.

When I connect my 3G USB dongle to my Nexus and click on the PPP app, it just doesn't do anything.

Am I missing something here?

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Re: Connect Nexus 7 to 3G dongle?
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2013, 06:39:33 AM »
I would check the website for the PPP developer.

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Re: Connect Nexus 7 to 3G dongle?
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2013, 12:40:40 PM »
Have you gotten any USB root functions to work? Namely Stickmount?  Is your OTG cable working with the Nexus for sure? You can check it with Nexus Photo or Media Importer. Both apps do not need root access.

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Re: Connect Nexus 7 to 3G dongle?
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2013, 09:56:56 PM »
Any way to add a 4g usb without root? I am also open to the idea of buying a broken n7-3g and transplanting the 3g components as I'm already comfortable with this type of work. I wouldnt do it unless someone else has done this mod before though. It would probaly be technically illegal though considering the FCC laws and them wanting to track cellular users though.

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Re: Connect Nexus 7 to 3G dongle?
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2013, 04:27:22 PM »
An easy way to get 3g on the N7 is to use a MIFI.  I use the o2 one on PAYG (no contract).  There are no connections to concern yourself with.  In case you (or anyone else) is not familiar with what MIFI is; it picks up the cellphone signal and then outputs it as a normal wifi signal.  Thus there is no cable connection to the N7 required.  You can have the MIFI (smaller than a cellphone) in you pocket.  Anyone within normal wifi range can pick up and use your signal - providing you have told them what your security code is (as for a normal router coding)

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Re: Re: Connect Nexus 7 to 3G dongle?
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2013, 08:05:09 PM »
Any way to add a 4g usb without root? I am also open to the idea of buying a broken n7-3g and transplanting the 3g components as I'm already comfortable with this type of work. I wouldnt do it unless someone else has done this mod before though. It would probaly be technically illegal though considering the FCC laws and them wanting to track cellular users though.
If it is probably illegal and only 50 dollars more brand new why wouldn't you just buy a used one? I understand it would be cool to perform the surgery, I'm just trying to think in a monetary practical sense.
Yo MIKE. Are you out there? Did you sort your query? Please let us know where you are  because it helps others. That's what it all about.

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« Last Edit: February 11, 2013, 08:09:08 PM by bjs229 »

 


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