Geeks on Tour tutorial video #413 We demonstrate how to change the SIM card in an Android phone. In our case, we took out the Verizon SIM and installed a SIM card from the UK so we could use our phone in London without roaming.
This tutorial video shows some special details about how to connect your phone to a public WiFi hotspot. In this case we demonstrate connecting an Android phone to the free hotspot at a McDonald’s.
Geeks on Tour Tutorial video #412 – How to turn your phone into a WiFi hotspot. We demonstrate on both iPhone and Android, then show how to connect to the phone’s WiFi hotspot.
Learn how to use the FoxFi feature on your Samsung phone connected to Verizon to get a WiFi Hot Spot. This was created to be a companion to Episode 64 of ‘What Does This Button Do’: How to make your smartphone be a WiFi hotspot.
Jim talks about how we connect to the Internet using our mobile devices, including an iPad with an AT&T contract.
The most frequent question is “how can I get connected when I travel?” WiFi is a great solution…but what happens when WiFi isn’t close enough? Geek Jim discusses using WiFiRanger GO to get a better signal and a better connection.
Did you know your smartphone can be a WiFi Hotspot? With iPhones it’s called Personal Hotspot and you must pay extra thru your wireless provider. With Android, it’s called Mobile Hotspot and you can pay for it thru your provider, or you can download the free FoxFi app. PDANet 3.5 from www.junefabrics.com also now includes FoxFi for making a Hotspot. You can also use FoxFi on iPhones if you’re willing to jailbreak them.
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Have you ever tried to connect to a familiar hotspot – like one created from your very own smartphone – and seen a red x and a message that you could not connect? This video shows you the solution.
Rather than make you start at the beginning of understanding all the possible ways to connect to the Internet on the Road, we thought we’d cut to the chase and tell you about our favorite method first. You need an Android-based smartphone, and software called PDANet from Junefabrics.com. The video shows you all the details. This was recorded in 2010, but it is still our favorite way to connect. Also see a more recent video showing PDANet with FoxFi for making your phone a WiFi Hotspot.
When you’re traveling, you seldom have the luxury of a wired Internet connection (DSL, Cable) so we depend on wireless. There are 3 wireless technologies for delivering Internet: Wi-Fi, Cellular, and Satellite. This video explains.