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Mobile MIFI

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8

    Mobile MIFI


    Hi all I'm a newbie,Got asus pc and want to use a Huawei E5331 MIFI just when I go to daughters where pc is.will only be used now and then and thought this was a cheap way to use.there is no wireless connection over there.the network is 3.On the back of the card the tech stuff says it works with windows xp,Vista and7.My pics windows 8 I asked staff at supermarket but they didn't know.Any input very welcome. Thanks. John

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  2. #2


    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,596
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    How do you plan to connect the E5331 to the PC? There shouldn't be any problem using the MiFi wirelessly between it and the PC. The odds are good that it will also work fine connected via USB despite the fact that Windows 8.1 is missing from the system requirements but can't guarantee that.

    What cellular carrier are you going to use? Have you checked on their website to see if that carrier has coverage where your daughter lives? I would be more concerned with that than whether or not it will work with Win 8.1.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Thanks strollin,it's 3 I hope to use.I have have used the 3dongle over there on my laptop and it was ok ,but that's on windows 7.Dont know how it connects but guess it's usb.It's 50 one off payment. Then 10 for 1 GB which can last up to 1 month.On the card I've got it says. "Let's you connect up to 5 tablets,smartphones or laptops to the internet wherever you are"It doesn't mention desktops.Tried looking it up but no joy. And no mention of windows 8.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Just to let you know it does support windows 8
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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    10 for 1GB seems pretty expensive - it isn't even one HD movie. You can get unlimited for 12. Compare SIM Only Deals - Cheapest SIM Only Offers - uSwitch.com

    Worth a look...
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  6. #6


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8

    MIFI


    Thanks adamf,The reason I got this is that I can top up when it suits me and not every month.I just needed something that i could get on the net with at my daughters house when we go there.
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