How to Get Wireless Internet Without Having Cable or a Phone Line

Those who live in areas without cable or DSL Internet may think they are simply out of luck on wireless Internet. Fortunately, with satellite Internet, a wireless router and a Wi-Fi receiver, wireless Internet is available to those who live far beyond the city limits. For those who live in areas with wireless broadband access, a card can be purchased from many cell phone providers to allow wireless access to the Internet.

Where There is No Other Option

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Contact a satellite Internet providers such as WildBlue.com, RoadRunner.com or Hughesnet.com and compare rates in your area. You will have to sign a contract, usually for at least one year, with the provider you choose.

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Have the dish and modem installed and connected to a wireless router. Some satellite companies provide wireless modems for an extra change — for a single computer, you will not need a router.

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Activate the Wi-Fi features of your computer or purchase a Wi-Fi networking card to communicate with the wireless router.

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Set up your personal network, making sure to set a password for security. The installer of your satellite dish can help you through the steps for their particular system.

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Access the Internet, keeping in mind the upload and download limits of your satellite plan.

Where Wi-Fi or GE Networks Are Available

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Check out the wireless cards offered by companies such as AT&T and Verizon. In many locations, there are other service providers as well, such as Cricket, which offer wireless Internet plans.

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Determine if you need a PCMCIA card (for laptops) or if the company issues USB connection devices.

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Plug the Wi-Fi card into your system. Follow the instructions and use the login information provided to you by your provider.