I need some help..someone who knows something about wireless networks PLEASE!!
So heres my dilema: Was with t-moblie for 11 years, wanted the droid so I switched. I work in a hospital 7 nights a week, so a cell is important to me!! lol. However, the minute I walk in the door: BOOM. NO FRICKING SERVICE! No one else has Verizon to ask if they get service...did the *228 thing...and I even went and bought a 20.00 cricket phone which gets GREAT service inside! Yea, Cricket! Called tech support, of course they were no help...tried an external antenna, tried a new droid and the only real difference is the call quality on this one is ****! My conversations consist of me repeating myself over and over again bc people cant understand me. So, they said they will send me yet ANOTHER droid, and to see what happens. There are towers literally three miles from I work and every other carrier gets service inside. SOOOO here are my thoughts, and again Im struggling here so please help.
I went and got a cricket USB modem for my laptop...I plug it in, get service good inet service, so can I set up a wi fi network off of my laptop for when Im at work and just tether my phone off of it? If someone knows....please tell me how. I looked through the advanced settings and I know nothing about static IP's and crap! ORRRR The Verizon range extender? 20o bucks but if I can get it to work off of my laptop and cricket usb modem it would b worth it to me because I spend so much time here. They guy at verizon said it can be done, but he doesnt know how. Any suggestions guys?
I love the phone....but DAMN I need service! Thanks in advance...Im so bummed!
Re: I need some help..someone who knows something about wireless networks PLEASE!!
Your best bet is a range extendr as linked above. Your laptop can NOT generate a cell signal. It could be used to create an ad hoc wifi network, but all you could get is a wifi data signal. You will not get the voice network used for calls and texts. Combine that with something like skype or maybe google voice or another voice over IP service and you might have a viable option, but your verizon number won't work (it requires cell service).
I don't believe there is a way to link your verizon number to GV, but I've never used it so someone more knowledgable will have to step in and help with that.
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