10-09-2012 05:25 PM
Can anyone tell me if it is possible to connect an internet dongle to the Blackberry playbook via the micro usb connection?
any advice would be greatly appreciated
10-09-2012 10:38 PM - edited 10-09-2012 10:44 PM
You will need a router of some kind to share a USB cellular Internet dongle to create a hotspot. There are small ones available if you're a traveller: http://mobileoffice.about.com/od/mobileaccessories
If you're trying to share a standard USB Wi-Fi dongle via MicroUSB (which doesn't make sense because the PlayBook has a Wi-Fi radio built in) then it can not be done currently because it lacks USB OTG (USB On the Go http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_On-The-Go ) capability at this time. The driver is there apparently embedded within the OS but it does not work. No word on if ever it will gain this capability.
10-10-2012 04:15 AM
Thanks for getting back so quickly. Im in a bit of a quandry, the price right now is really good for a playbook and If I can see hotspots it shouldnt be a problem using the wify option, however I spend a ot of time in the Lake District UK and hot spots can be a problem to find but I can still got phone signals. One option could be tether the playbook with a smartphone as Im thinking of getting my son one.