PLEASE NOTE: FMCA will undergo a computer software upgrade on Friday, June 5. During this time, FMCA national office staff will not have access to the computer system to assist members with rally registrations, membership renewals, address changes, etc. And it will not be possible for members to log in to the website to perform these functions. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Sharing the Internet with air card

Dear Computer Geeks:

I was wondering if Internet sharing can be used so that others in my chapter can get access to the Internet? I use the Verizon air card and it doesn't seem to show up for others. Would each of them need the software and the device? Can I attach it to a wireless router?

Rick Dupuis

Hi Rick.
 
Yes, you have it exactly right: You can attach your Verizon air card to a wireless router. The one that we have is a Cradlepoint MBR1000 router, purchased from 3GStore.com. The Cradlepoint will also allow you to plug in your cell phone with a mobile access plan. In either case, the end result is your very own wi-fi hotspot and you can allow several people to connect to it. Just be sure to watch your bandwidth limits!

— Jim and Chris

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