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2 Ways That You Can Use 3G On Your Google Nexus 7

As we know the Google Nexus 7 doesn’t come with 3G capabilities, unless you have recently purchased the newest release which is the 32GB version.

If you own the 16GB or 32GB models then you will only be able to utilize wireless connections, but there are two ways you can connect to 3G even if your tablet doesn’t have it inbuilt.

The first way is a bit hit and miss to say the least, it may work it may not.

Idea 1. Connect Using a USB 3G Dongle


This is hit and miss because not every dongle will be compatible with Android devices but some are.

You will firstly need to install a free app that is available on the Google Play Store, called PPP Widget which will then allow you to connect effortlessly to 3G via your dongle. The app has plenty of 5 star reviews so you shouldn’t find a problem with setting it up or using it.

You can get a dongle for pretty cheap these days, Amazon do an ASUS dongle for £23 and all you need to do is transfer your SIM card from your phone to the dongle in order to get 3G.

Idea 2. Tether Your Smartphone to Your Tablet


This way saves you some money and also cuts out the hassle of having to remove your SIM card from your phone in order to use 3G with your Nexus 7.

Each phone is different but you should be able to tether by going into your phones settings option, tapping into wireless and network and then tethering. You should then hopefully see portable hotspot settings which you can configure from here.

Set yourself up with a password, and a broadcast name then on the Nexus 7 you can connect to the hotspot just like you would for any other connection.

The tablet will then be using your phone’s 3G connection to access the Internet. Blog

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