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Available networks on Huawei E173 dongle

Anonymous
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My Huawei E173 dongle works OK on the O2 UK 3g network but wifi networks do not show as available.

 

What do I need to change in the settings to be able to see and connect to wifi?

 

I am running Connection Manager 8.7.6.56.

 

Any help would be very much appreciated.

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perksie
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Have you checked Wi-fi is turned on in the device you're using?

 

Where or what are you trying to connect to?

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Anonymous
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My computer does not have built-in wifi and in the Connection Manager settings the option to select a wifi device is greyed out.

 

At the moment I am trying to connect to the wifi network in a hotel which works instantly on my phone with a giffgaff sim

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perksie
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Without a Wi-fi computer it won't work, that's why the Wi-fi option is grayed out.

 

The dongle is not a Wi-fi device, it only has the software to manage the Wi-fi on your pc.

 

You can get a USB Wi-fi adapter very cheaply.

 

 

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