What internet hardware do most people carry.

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  1. Mikescuba

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    I'm trying to decide what I need for internet connection when on the road. I was thinking of either an Ipad with a sim card connected to a 3G network or a laptop type of computer also connected to a 3G type network, or if I should just use my mobile phone.
    What's everyone else using?
     
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    I got one of these:

    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/3388798.htm

    It works a treat but it does mean I have to have my laptop with me. That's not a problem as I prefer to use the laptop to the tablet - I have big fingers.

    We are UK based only so can't say what it would be like outside the UK or if it would work at all. Often we are well away from anywhere we could get FON or similar even with an iBoost.
     
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    iBoost Omni and a MiFi for access depending on location.

    iPad if it's a short trip.

    MacBook as well if it's a longer trip and I might have to do some work.
     
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    I boost and a mi fi!
     
  5. Autowbars

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    I boost for me, in uk I can usually get free signal from a BT hotspot as bought a FON about a year ago, attached it to router at home that gives me access to BT hotspots free.
    I boost also been very good in EU, for boosting site wifi, and finding free wifi in France, Holland, Belgium, but not in Spain were it came from!
     
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    Tend to enjoy having a break from the net when we're away. So usually mobile data roaming package is fine for us, just to use for the odd set of directions if sat nav being naughty or research en route. Also use camp wifi if it's reasonable. If in the UK we just use normal mobile data, but again, we tend to enjoy being 'off the grid' as part of the hols.
     
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    An unlocked mifi with an aerial (been very useful on the move) and 4G compatibility as many local sim cards in Europe now give 4G data as standard. Will be buying an iboost but currently use my lappy with a wifi aerial for site/free wifi.
     
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    Huawei unlocked 4G mifi (also got an older 3G model) so we can connect mobiles, netbook, etc concurrently.
     
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    Iboost and a Mifi
     
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    MiFi - as advertised on here with 4G and an iPad, iPhone and laptop connected to it. Phone for quick checks of e-mails and Fun of course, Pad for planning and checking up on destinations / search for sites. - there are other stopover searching site available, and the laptop hasn't been used in anger yet as it is intended for our longer trips. I will be looking at the iBoost option as well and talking to Adam and Sophie at Newbury Show this weekend.
     
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    I use a Huawei 5577 MiFi with a 4g aerial off Amazon. The latter cost around £25 and is excellent, it sticks to the side window with rubber suckers. I might get an iBoost some day but internet broadband is very cheap and with the Three feel at home deal it costs the same in many European countries as the UK. If you only get one system I suggest a MiFi as it will get you a connection almost everywhere.
     
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    4G Huawei mifi + aerial running on Three at home network has served me very well in France and Spain this year, except one site in Sarlat where I could only get 2g on it, whereas I could get a good 3g signal on my phone. Couldn't work that one out. Have not in 3 years got any sort of response from the Fon network. I don't tend to use free wifi on sites since my security software always says it is insecure. At the same time, just now it claimed that google.fr is insecure. What's all that about?
     
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    iPad and Huawei E5573 with4g the iPad also has a data card which works ok but coverage patchy the huawei with aerial picks the signal better.
     
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    A site wifi may be insecure but you can secure your own tablet, phone, laptop etc.
    Any free, or paid for wifi is insecure really.
    It is a wireless signal, but you need a receiver to receive it surely
     
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    But why is it the security software saying don't trust the site? Isn't the software there to attend to just that?
     
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    Just use a mifi and 3 sim with external antenna if needed. Sometimes use site wifi but only if it's free. I do have FON but never had much luck with it, it's probably better in towns, but we prefer the country.
     
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    iPad, Mifi, I boost. That normally cover it all.
     
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    A lot of people seem to use iboost, could someone explain what that is, I seem to have been left behind with this Technology and can't find anything on ebay.
     
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