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Old 12-05-2017, 12:52 PM
 
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Is there such a thing as a mobile hotspot that can be powered by an electrical wall outlet, rather than by a battery? I use a desk-top computer with no need to go mobile.
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Old 12-05-2017, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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Sure, no problem. They can use wall-warts or be powered off a USB port. On occasion, I have even used my cell phone, plugged in at home, as a 'hot spot', though my cell provider tends to frown on this.
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Old 12-05-2017, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Yes.

Jetpack like devices usually are batter powered and charged with a USB cable same way a cell phone does. They probably come with the charger in the box. If not you probably have a bunch of the adapters from cell phones or other small electronic devices around the house.

I just use my cell phone like Zymer does, plan includes "unlimited" hotspot which means 10 GB at usable speeds. I mean, if I go a bit crazy on the Netflix if I'm in a hotel with no WiFi at least I can still use it for email but or if I absolutely have to but it's really slow. It's a nice backup for when my home Internet goes down, somewhere without WiFi or unstably slow WiFi, but depending on usage 10 GB goes fast.
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Old 12-05-2017, 08:47 PM
 
Location: HoCo, MD
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Is there such a thing as a mobile hotspot that can be powered by an electrical wall outlet, rather than by a battery? I use a desk-top computer with no need to go mobile.
The main purpose for these devices is to be mobile. So they are all powered by battery. Essentially like laptops.

That said, batteries needs to be charged, which is typically done by plugging them to the wall via a USB cable. So you'd basically just leave your hotspot plugged into the wall at all times.
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Florida & Cebu, Philippines
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They do sell home units, I use one of these while in the Philippines. LTE CPE B315 | 4G LTE Routers | HUAWEI Global
and it should also work with no issues in the U.S. or other countries on some carriers. Of course the user will have to make sure it is compatible LTE frequency wise with the cellphone company whose LTE sim they will be using in it. They can also be used with an outside antenna for better reception or the rabbit ear antennas, I have found that neither usually come with the unit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4oyEHZjed0
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Florida & Cebu, Philippines
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Here is another one that might work for the op, they sell it at Walmart etc and online.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0u9LZdnPFg
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Old 12-06-2017, 12:49 PM
 
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Thanks for all the help. I would rather just use electricity than batteries.
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