Monday, October 14, 2013

When taking turns with the internet just won't do!

We find that using the internet is an important part of staying connected to friends and family back home - we check our email, post blogs and get up-to-date with what's going on in the world on a daily basis. If you are connected to wifi then life is good, but if you are relying on a Claro thumb drive modem connectivity can become an issue if you have more than one device to connect to the internet. After all, who wants to "take turns" using the Claro stick? Here in Pearl Lagoon there are times when the electricity is out and we really need to connect to the internet and we have found out that the Claro modem will work when the wifi is out.  What can you do so that everyone is connected and happy?

A friend of ours showed us how to set up our computer as a "Wireless ad hoc network" so that we can both get onto the internet at the same time.

 Here are step-by-step instructions on how you can set up an ad hoc using your Claro Turbonett Móvil modem:

Step 1: From your task bar right click on your internet signal strength indicator. Select "Open Network and Sharing Center"
Step 2: Choose "Set up a new connection or network"
Step 3: Click on "Setup a wireless ad hoc (computer to computer) network" and click Next
Step 4: click Next
Step 5: Name your network
Step 6: set your Security type to "No Authentication (Open)" and click Next
Step 7: click on Turn on Internet connection sharing
Step 8: Click on "close"

…..and there you go! You should have a wireless connection for all the devices that need to be connected to the internet.

Please note our operating system for our computer is: Windows 7 (not sure if this will affect the above instructions).

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