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Why Won’t My Tablet Get Internet At Home?

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 by | Filed Under: Android

Claire says:

I received a tablet as a Christmas gift. I can access the Internet at the library and at the coffee shot with not problem. At home I get nothing. Do I live too far from town? Do I need cell phone service? I have a dial-up connection for my computer and it’s slow. I much prefer the tablet.

You have Internet access at the library and coffee shop because they have a WiFi signal. Sounds like you’re missing a crucial component for using a tablet at home: a router.  A router is a fairly inexpensive device that plugs into your modem and generates a wireless Internet signal in your home.

Though since you have dial-up that might not be possible or practical. If it’s possible you should consider getting a high-speed connection and a router.  Check availability and pricing with companies that serve your area. A mobile hot spot ( a small device that generate WiFi) is also a possibility. Again, you would have to check availability and pricing with cell service providers that serve your area.

Otherwise, you’ll have to settle for using your tablet at locations that offer free WiFi. Fortunately there are a lot of them.

~ Cynthia


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3 Responses to “Why Won’t My Tablet Get Internet At Home?”

  1. Keith Monson says:

    I just got whiplash shaking my head at this! How clueless is this person?

    • Merna says:

      We are all born clueless.

      We all have to learn everything.

      Some of us learn more things than others do; some of us also learn more quickly than others do.

      Perhaps you have been using computers for many years; perhaps Claire hasn’t.

      How would you feel if someone made your comment about you with respect to something about which you do not know much?

  2. Peggy stanley says:

    I also am clueless about technology. I’m 84 and still trying to learn. Maybe that makes him feel superior?

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