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Can I use Skype With A Dongle On My PC?


caggybutton

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Hi,

My friend who has a Desktop PC but no broadband connection wants to video chat to his daughter in Australia via the internet, would a wirelesss dongle work with a desktop and would skype work also?

thanks.

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Technotiger

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A wireless dongle would not work of course, needs a connection from a router.

One of these probably would work click here

and if you can go on-line, then no reason why Skype should not work also.

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caggybutton

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If you need a router how come you can use skype on mobile phones?

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Technotiger

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I assumed you were talking about a desktop PC, not a mobile phone!

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Woolwell

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Skype on a mobile uses internet data. This can cost. Alternatively you could use wi-fi at a hotspot.

Before getting a mobile dongle for the desktop (which should work) I suggest that you check coverage and that a signal can be obtained and how much per month it will cost. There can be a usage cap per month.

It may be better to get broadband.

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Technotiger

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Alternatively you could use wi-fi at a hotspot.

Hi, I would have said that, but not for a Desktop PC! My 'click here' gives the alternatives.

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Woolwell

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I know - I was trying to answer the question about Skype on a mobile with my first para.

Your click here is the way ahead without going down the land line broadband route.

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caggybutton

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Thanks for everyones help.

Just so I understand.

My friend will NOT be able to use his webcam to see his daughter with a dongle and his desktop unless he buys a router?

Is that correct?

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Technotiger

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Nearly correct - one of the dongles in my link above would probably work. But not cheap for use with Skype, which of course is free if you have proper broadband.

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caggybutton

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Which one of those dongles would work, and why?

Thanks again.

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Technotiger

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Any of them, they are simply Mobile Broadband - usually used on laptops though, rather than on Desktops.

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