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How to connect a dongle to laptop?

Today, the internet can be accessed through several gadgets and smart devices. These include computers, laptops, smartphones, and so forth. Amidst the many available gadgets for internet access, dongles stand out for several reasons. These feathery thumb-sized devices allow you to connect your devices to the internet anytime, anywhere with minimal setup required. In this article, we will walk you through the steps of how to connect an Airtel dongle to laptop and mobile:

Steps to connect the dongle to a laptop:

 1. Plug your 3G/ 4G USB dongle into your laptop or desktop

Connect the dongle through a USB port to your laptop. If you have Windows 10 on your laptop, it is highly possible that the connection will be set up automatically for you. But hey, make sure to cross-check it beforehand.

In order to check if it has been automatically set up, go to the computer or wifi icon at the lower right of the taskbar. Then, check if a ‘Cellular’ tile pops up on your screen. If it doesn’t show up, run the installer program by clicking ‘My Computer/ This PC’ and then, run the setup program.

Note: Remember to restart your laptop after setting this up.

2. Connect to the internet using the dongle

First, run proprietary software to connect to the internet on your Windows laptop, if that exists. In case you can’t connect, check to see if Windows has installed a cellular adapter. Then, go to ‘Network Connections’ and choose ‘Change adapter options’ on the right.

Once done, you will see the dongle listed there. If it is still not connected, click on ‘Diagnose this connection.’

If these two methods fail to work, speak with the Internet Service Provider (ISP).

Now that you know how to install a data card on your laptop, let’s proceed further to understand how to connect a data card on your Android mobile phone or any other cellular device:

How To Connect Data Card to Android Mobile Phone or Any Other Smartphone?

 There are two ways to connect your smartphone with a data card. So, come, let’s find out what those are in detail below:

Connect Airtel dongle with Laptop or Desktop

In this method, you will need a laptop, an Airtel Wi-Fi data card (Airtel Wi-Fi dongle), and a device you want to connect.

Once you have these three things in place, follow the procedure mentioned below:

  • Connect the dongle to your desktop and go to ‘Settings’ on your computer
  • Open the ‘Network and Internet’ section
  • Go to the ‘Mobile hotspot’ section
  • Turn on the ‘Share my Internet connection’ with another device
  • Open the ‘Settings’ option on your mobile phone
  • Select the ‘Wifi’ button
  • Go to your computer’s hotspot and enter the password (visible in the mobile hotspot section of your phone)

With these steps, you can quite easily enjoy the data card internet on your mobile and desktop or laptop.

With PPP Widget 2

In this case, you will require a rooted Android device, a data card, and a data cable that can connect your card to the mobile phone. Once you have these three things handy, get started with the process mentioned below:

  • Go to the Google Play store on your mobile phone
  • Search ‘PPP Widget 2’
  • Install the app on your phone
  • Once done, open the app on your device
  • Connect the data card with a data cable
  • Plug the cable into your phone. You will then see a pop-up appear on your mobile screen
  • Click ‘OK’ and open the application
  • Submit the APN and other required details
  • Return to the home screen and press the ‘Connect’ button on the PPP Widget 2 application
  • Test your internet in a web browser and enjoy the data card speed on your phone.

After following these steps, the dongle will provide you with internet connectivity. But hey, always remember to recharge it from a leading app like Airtel Thanks within regular intervals. This helps in receiving quality services at all times.

In order to recharge your dongle through Airtel Thanks, follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Download and open the Airtel Thanks UPI app on your smartphone
  • Go to ‘Manage’ and select the ‘Recharge’ option
  • Click on the ‘Data card’ section
  • Enter your name and mobile number
  • Choose your service provider and plans
  • Fill in the recharge amount and complete the payment process.

To sum up, the Airtel dongle is a small device that can be easily connected to your smartphones and laptops. So, follow our step-by-step procedure and connect it to your devices to enjoy a seamless internet experience from anywhere!