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Consie Powell <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 4 May 2011 10:54:08 -0500
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Dumb question time:
Can someone tell me whether, in order to tap into a wireless 
modem/router system (MiFi HotSpot, to be specific) with my MacBook Pro, 
do I need to have another little Apple gizmo or some such piece of 
equipment, in order to make the wireless technology on this computer 
work? My MacBook Pro is just over 3 years old and has OSX 10.5.8 on it. 
Up until now I have had no need for any kind of wireless with it; hence 
the cluelessness. But we are presently looking to upgrade our internet 
connection capabilities, and if this HotSpot thing will work, we can get 
that, and then both my husband and I can hook up to internet at the same 
time. Presently we have been using a Verizon wireless modem (that has a 
dedicated data line of its own) that plugs into a USB port (and that 
means only one of us can use it at a time). We have to use some sort of 
this kind of wireless system, because we are offgrid and do not have any 
cables or other grid-tied lines of any sort coming in.

I'm thinking that there is some supplemental something I'm supposed to 
have in order to make this work, but searching the internet is not 
helping me know this. I think this is a piece of knowledge that is so 
elementary that the computer companies presume everyone already knows 
it. So, any input you guys have will be appreciated.


Consie Powell

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