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How to Get WiFi in the Middle of Nowhere

Updated March 23, 2017

If you are on the road and far away from the nearest town, you might find it challenging to connect to the Internet through a Wi-Fi connection. With the help of some electronic devices, however, you will be able to log in at nearly any location, even in the middle of nowhere. Wi-Fi is a wireless Internet connection that lets you access online content without a high-speed cable connection.

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  1. Take your portable computer or laptop with you if you go on a road trip. You will need a computer to connect to the Internet using a Wi-Fi connection in remote areas.

  2. Connect a USB Internet stick to your computer. A USB stick will let you connect to the Internet in the middle of nowhere by using a mobile signal.

  3. Insert the USB stick into a USB plug on the computer. The USB stick only fits into one plug, so look for the plug that fits properly.

  4. Click "Install" in the pop-up window. Click "Next" and follow the manufacturer's instructions to set up a network connection. Click "Connect" to access the Internet in the middle of nowhere.

  5. Take a Wi-Fi-enabled cell phone with you on your trip.

  6. Turn on your phone and go into the "Network Connections" menu option. Choose "Search Devices" to look for your laptop's signal. Click "Pair Devices" to connect your phone to your computer.

  7. Choose "Allow Connection" on your handset. Once you have paired up your devices, go into the "Network Settings" menu on your computer. Click "Start", "Settings" and "Network Settings".

  8. Click "Establish Wi-Fi Connection" and "Connect". Wait for your computer to establish a Wi-Fi connection using your phone's Wi-Fi signal.

  9. Visit freeway junctions and service stations with motels or gas stations to connect to a free Wi-Fi connection by the service station restaurants and motels.

  10. Click "Search for Network Connections" in your "Network Settings" menu option. Choose a network and click "Connect".

  11. Open your browser to finalise the Wi-Fi connection. Enter your e-mail address in the text box to register for a free Wi-Fi connection.

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Things You'll Need

  • Laptop computer
  • USB connector
  • Wi-Fi enabled telephone

About the Author

Janos Gal has been writing since 2008. He wrote for the "Global Journalist" magazine in 2008 and for the "Estrella de Arica" daily in 2009. Gal has traveled extensively in Europe, South America and the United States. He holds a Bachelor of Arts, honors, in journalism from Edinburgh Napier University.

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