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Mayo / Re: Ireland 1840 35th Foot Deserters
« on: Yesterday at 17:06 »
Could anybody help with this old post please?


Technical Help / Re: Mobile broadband
« on: Saturday 04 December 21 14:42 GMT (UK)  »
So if we can do all this with the smartphone, would there be any point in getting a separate mobile router? Is it likely to give better speeds and/or cope better with having more than one device using it at the same time?

The advantage of a dedicated 3g/4G/LTE Router is that they have improved capabilities as far as reception (with internal and external antennas), and are designed specifically for routing. A smartphone, on the other hand, has many functions, so I would expect the tethering to be a bit of a compromise.

The advantage of just using the smartphone for tethering is that you don't need a separate SIM card for a router, or the purchase of the router itself.

Perhaps just see how you go on.


Technical Help / Re: Mobile broadband
« on: Friday 03 December 21 20:36 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Arthur,

It does look like telecom companies forsee the exodus of landlines as we know them now, to more people using the internet exclusively via mobile networks. So you're one of the pioneers!

We have to use mobile data when we are away from home (which is not often currently), and we need reliability. So we have a 3g/lte/4g router from Huawei. It's pointless giving you the model number as there are newer versions of it now. It has proper 3g/4g aerials for a good solid signal, and you can connect many computers to it wirelessly (WiFi), and also via ethernet cable too. It uses a SIM card.

We bought an unlocked router, so it's not tied to any particular mobile provider, but you can get good deals if you are not worried about a device being locked to a network.

For additional reliablity, our mobiles can also be used as "Wifi Hotspots" if need be. They are on a different network to the Huawei router. That's useful incase there happens to be poor coverage in an area for a particular mobile provider.

You may need to check if tethering is allowed on whatever mobile network you are on. The last time we checked (which is a while back), that was not always the case.

To give yourself an idea of how much data you will need, you might be able to look at your usage history of your current broadband provider. If you can't see it, it's worth giving the customer services a call and ask them.

There's no need get additional security when using mobile networks for data. When you see the padlock on the website, it's secure from your machine to that website, irrelevant of how you connect to it.

For things like internet banking, I would always prefer a PC (or equivalent) rather than a tablet or smartphone - but that's down to device security only, not the broadband connection.


The Common Room / Re: Old-Maps Closing
« on: Wednesday 27 October 21 10:40 BST (UK)  »
I wasn't aware of that. That is a great shame - it has been a wonderful resource of old maps.


New Zealand Completed Requests / Re: looking for Schouten Family
« on: Friday 15 October 21 07:40 BST (UK)  »

Welcome to RootsChat. :) You can exchange email addresses if you wish using the Personal Messaging on here.

All the best,

The Common Room / Re: Major Charles Jones (d. 1843)
« on: Tuesday 12 October 21 09:42 BST (UK)  »

Welcome to RootsChat. You should be able to send him a PM yourself now, and you can change email addresses there. If you go to the menu at the top of the page and click on "My Messages" you will see your PMs there.

All the best,

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Searching Rose Kneen nee Byrne Isle of Man
« on: Saturday 09 October 21 09:37 BST (UK)  »
Welcome to RootsChat.

We try and not mention living people here on RootsChat, it's to protect the privacy of individuals, and also things can get out of hand sometimes with people chasing wills and estates and the like.

People can contact you by Personal Message however if they have any details of Rose's remaining family if they find any.

All the best in your search,

New Zealand Completed Requests / Re: Wellington Archives divorce look up COMPLETED
« on: Thursday 07 October 21 09:26 BST (UK)  »
You'll be able to use the PM function now. Welcome to RootsChat. :)


Cymraeg - Welsh Language / Re: Aberystwyth
« on: Tuesday 21 September 21 17:13 BST (UK)  »
Mae'r Afon Ystwyth yn mynd i Aberystwyth, ac yn dod allan i'r de o'r Afon Rheidol.

Dyma'r afon ar Google Maps:


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