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Connect SIM card to my laptop

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Hey guys,

I was wondering if there was any way to connect a SIM card to my laptop, perhaps through a USB port or an RJ-45 jack in order to have LTE connectivity on my laptop (which doesn't natively have a SIM slot). I'm not sure if this is possible, but I don't see why not as there are USB to WiFI adapters, but I haven't been able to find any adapters during, admitedly rather short, searching around time on Google.
Thanks for your help

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also the first google search i did came up with multiple ebay ads etc with a dongle for 4g lte. i typed in simcard to usb adapter 


 
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14 minutes ago, Zeeico said:

Hey guys,

I was wondering if there was any way to connect a SIM card to my laptop, perhaps through a USB port or an RJ-45 jack in order to have LTE connectivity on my laptop (which doesn't natively have a SIM slot). I'm not sure if this is possible, but I don't see why not as there are USB to WiFI adapters, but I haven't been able to find any adapters during, admitedly rather short, searching around time on Google.
Thanks for your help

Does your laptop have an LTE Antenna?  A SIM card doesn't get the signal from the air, that's the antenna.


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1 minute ago, jstudrawa said:

Does your laptop have an LTE Antenna?  A SIM card doesn't get the signal from the air, that's the antenna.

hence you need a dongle with the antena built in ? 


 
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12 minutes ago, Norwegiantweaker said:

hence you need a dongle with the antena built in ? 

Correct.  Now I see your post that you mentioned it.

 

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The search term you're looking for is LTE DONGLE. They aren't cheap and may require additional plan options on your account.

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Just now, rcmaehl said:

The search term you're looking for is LTE DONGLE. They aren't cheap and may require additional plan options on your account.

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at that price youre better of just buying a LTE modem tbh 


 
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1 hour ago, Norwegiantweaker said:

at that price youre better of just buying a LTE modem tbh 

There's something wrong with that pricing. Amazon gives more reasonable $40-$80USD. Plus there's probably really good used markets for these. Or at least we have that in here. I could get working one for €20 or less.


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