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Short term high speed broadband

Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2022 10:16pm
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Steph77

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Hi there, hoping to find a simple solution here. I'm about to spend a month on Lanzarote (with the idea to go back again and again throughout the year). Very few rental villas have high speed broadband, yet I'll be working remotely from Lanzarote most of my time there. For my work, I need high speed broadband for support VPN and video calls. Any simple solution without getting fibre connected to the house or having long term contracts? Thank you for your help!

Johnos40

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2022 11:16pm

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Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2022 11:16pm

Hi,

I was in a similar position. I purchased a pay as you go mobile broadband dongle. €20 gets you 35gb of data. Speeds are good enough to support video meetings. This has worked for me so far as we are there for 1-2 weeks at a time and fibre not feasible .


john

Steph77

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2022 9:22am

Steph77

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Location: Playa Blanca

Joined: 24 Oct 2022

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2022 9:22am

Johnos40 wrote on Sun Oct 30, 2022 11:16pm:

Hi,

I was in a similar position. I purchased a pay as you go mobile broadband dongle. €20 gets you 35gb of data. Speeds are good enough to support video meetings. This has worked for me so far as we are there for 1-2 weeks at a time and fibre not feasible .


john

Thank you for your response! However I am unablemto plus in a d'ongle into the laptop. But I'm told I can buy a wireless modem that will connect to 4g or 5g and I can connect the laptop to this wirelessly, as if I was connecting to any house wifi. I'll di some digging, but if you do know about this, would bebvery happy to hear about how to go about it. Thank you again :)

Johnos40

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2022 10:14am

Posts: 5

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Location: Playa Blanca

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Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2022 10:14am

Steph77 wrote on Mon Oct 31, 2022 9:22am:

Thank you for your response! However I am unablemto plus in a d'ongle into the laptop. But I'm told I can buy a wireless modem that will connect to 4g or 5g and I can connect the laptop to this wirelessly, as if I was connecting to any house wifi. I'll di some digging, but if you do know about th...

...is, would bebvery happy to hear about how to go about it. Thank you again :)

Sorry, I should have said modem instead of dongle in my other post.  We bought a MiFi modem. There are a lot of providers selling them, I went with Orange and it’s working fine for us and it’s easy enough to top up on line.

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Steph77

Posted: Tue Nov 1, 2022 9:06am

Steph77

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Posted: Tue Nov 1, 2022 9:06am

Johnos40 wrote on Mon Oct 31, 2022 10:14am:

Sorry, I should have said modem instead of dongle in my other post.  We bought a MiFi modem. There are a lot of providers selling them, I went with Orange and it’s working fine for us and it’s easy enough to top up on line.

Thank you so much, that's very helpful!

clur1971

Posted: Wed Jan 4, 2023 5:42pm

Posts: 6

Location: Tinajo

Joined: 7 Dec 2022

Posted: Wed Jan 4, 2023 5:42pm

Steph77 wrote on Mon Oct 31, 2022 9:22am:

Thank you for your response! However I am unablemto plus in a d'ongle into the laptop. But I'm told I can buy a wireless modem that will connect to 4g or 5g and I can connect the laptop to this wirelessly, as if I was connecting to any house wifi. I'll di some digging, but if you do know about th...

...is, would bebvery happy to hear about how to go about it. Thank you again :)

Hi

Hopefully I'm responding to Steph77 & John???  I arrive in Lanzarote tomorrow.  Can these modems be purchased in Lanzarote?  If so, where?  Also, I was going to try hotspot/tethering.  Any advice??  Cheers all, Claire :-)

Johnos40

Posted: Wed Jan 4, 2023 5:50pm

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Location: Playa Blanca

Joined: 15 Feb 2022

Posted: Wed Jan 4, 2023 5:50pm

clur1971 wrote on Wed Jan 4, 2023 5:42pm:

Hi

Hopefully I'm responding to Steph77 & John???  I arrive in Lanzarote tomorrow.  Can these modems be purchased in Lanzarote?  If so, where?  Also, I was going to try hotspot/tethering.  Any advice??  Cheers all, Claire :-)

Hi Claire,

Yes, I bought mine in Arrecife but I am sure any broadband/mobile phone provider on the island will sell them.


John

clur1971

Posted: Wed Jan 4, 2023 7:57pm

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Location: Tinajo

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Posted: Wed Jan 4, 2023 7:57pm

Johnos40 wrote on Wed Jan 4, 2023 5:50pm:

Hi Claire,

Yes, I bought mine in Arrecife but I am sure any broadband/mobile phone provider on the island will sell them.


John

Hi John 

Thank you so much. I'll try tethering first and if all fails I'll buy a dongle/mini.I 

Cheers 

Claire:-)

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