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We've recently invested in a 3 dongle. Very good it is too :D

However, I've installed it on 2 computers (PCs, Win XP), but on the 2nd pc it doesn't seem to know about the top-up I registered with the 1st PC.

Anyone used one of these things on more than one computer? Any problems?

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geraldandannie said:
We've recently invested in a 3 dongle. Very good it is too :D

However, I've installed it on 2 computers (PCs, Win XP), but on the 2nd pc it doesn't seem to know about the top-up I registered with the 1st PC.

Anyone used one of these things on more than one computer? Any problems?

Gerald
Morning Gerald,

Glad to hear that your weather in Oxford is fine. :wink:

Re the 3 dongle. Ours is a contract at £07.50 a month, and can be used in any PC/Laptop, as it downloads it's own software.

Although not a PAYG, I've not had an issue with any charges/costs, eg, for excess usage. The only problem I and others on 3 have had recently, is the ability to send emails. That was corrected (for us anyway) by changing the SMTP port settings.

I would have thought that it was the sim card, rather than the PC that would recognise a top up or not.

Good luck with it.

Jock.

P.S. I know that TinaGlenn and Russell use the 3 Dongle, but not sure if they are PAYG.
 

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I have used mine on a friends machine to make sure they could get the signal before he bought one for himself. Worked ok,mine xp his vista. Andy
 

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Hi

I have used my THREE dongle in various laptops and it was ok. Mine is a contract phone though, although I am in dispute with THREE as they are removing the THREE at Home service - Italy, Austria.

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Thanks for the advice / confirmation. I've just installed it on a Mac, and it seems to be working fine on all 3 computers.

What I don't understand is why we didn't have one before. We've been using it extensively on site, and spent about 50p-worth of credit so far. Really excellent device :D

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I love 3 as well for cheapness, now get yourself one of these http://www.solwise.co.uk/3g-routers-3gwifimrw.htm

and you will all be able to suft the net at the same time without having to worry about the stick working on each computer. Plus if your neighbours are forthcoming with the odd cuppa you can let them borrow your wifi on site as well.

Been really please with my device, got it working on orange and 3 both contract not payg without any real problems. Plus the device covers a host of other uses as well.

Kevin
 

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JockandRita said:
geraldandannie said:
Really excellent device :D

Gerald
It is Gerald, but only when there is a good 3G or HSDPA signal. It won't drop down to GPRS, like Vodafone and T Mobile do when signals are weak.

HTH,

Jock.
I have to disagree, Jock. My 3 PAYG dongle drops down to Orange 2G on roaming when 3 is not available. It's terribly slow, but it does work.
 

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Your very lucky then my 3g modem is only about 12 months old and i bought it just after they stopped the roaming to o2 when out of signal.

I'm guessing its still the same no 3g = no signal, shame i would never have had to muck about buying others if it had of worked when out of 3 singal.
 

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Tinyk, I don't think the age of your dongle is the problem - mine was bought in Nov 08. It has always dropped down to Orange 2G when necessary. A connection software upgrade has just appeared - maybe that will sort out your problem? See the new thread I'm just about to start.
 
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