USB wifi

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  1. yrralguthrie

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    With the a500 is there a way to use an external wifi adapter connected to the usb port?

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    Welcome to the forum

    See the link below regarding communications without WiFi.
     
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    Actually I just want more range with wifi and I have a long range wifi adapter.

    For an example the a500 won't work in many rv parks because of it's weak radio.

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    In the back of my head I was thinking that was what you wanted. There isn't anything I'm aware of that will extend the internal antenna's range, however the WiFi routers I mentioned in that thread also act as range extenders and/or repeaters. The problem is that it would need to be closer to the WiFi source than you are, or possibly just higher.
     
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    Will not work. There are some lacking support for USB modems and CD/DVD drives.

    Update:

    Just saw a pocket wifi - mifi as they call it - advertised by 3 on the back of the latest ANDROID MAGAZINE. Doesn't use USB though.
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2012

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