Connecting laptop to Internet using US Celluar hotspot device

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Connecting laptop to Internet using US Celluar hotspot device

Post by wpshooter » Wed May 23, 2018 7:22 pm

Is connecting to the Internet via a US Cellular hotspot device with a Linux Mint 18.3 OS
detected and setup automatically when the OS installation is performed on the computer or
is there some type of manual configuration that needs to be done ? Or is configuration
of Internet connectivity via hotspot basically the same as a WIFI connection ?

If I install Mint from a live Mint USB ISO should I do this via my DSL internet connection
and then do whatever needs to be done to get the computers' Internet connectivity switched over
to the US Cellular hotspot AFTERWARDS ?

I have DSL, the actual user of this computer only has the hotspot, no DSL.

Thanks.

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Re: Connecting laptop to Internet using US Celluar hotspot device

Post by Spearmint2 » Wed May 23, 2018 7:30 pm

I've done it with xfinity hotspots and all you do is click on the connection signal showing in Network Manager and you will get a username/password prompt and then you are on it.
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Re: Connecting laptop to Internet using US Celluar hotspot device

Post by wpshooter » Wed May 23, 2018 7:39 pm

Spearmint2 wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 7:30 pm
I've done it with xfinity hotspots and all you do is click on the connection signal showing in Network Manager and you will get a username/password prompt and then you are on it.
Thanks for your reply. So, then I should be able to test this by just booting to the live Mint USB thumb drive, correct ?

Has anyone had experience with doing this with a US Cellular hotspot device ?

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Re: Connecting laptop to Internet using US Celluar hotspot device

Post by Spearmint2 » Wed May 23, 2018 8:52 pm

yes, you open the browser and should get the signon prompt.
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Re: Connecting laptop to Internet using US Celluar hotspot device

Post by AZgl1500 » Thu May 24, 2018 10:50 am

Verizon here, using their Ellipsis JetPack WiFi network device.

It just looks like any other WiFi router, and I click on the JetPack and enter the password.

No further requirements.

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