How do I get Temporary Internet when Moving House?
It’s common to have no internet access at your home at some point. This is especially true when you move into a new apartment or house. The obvious thing to do is to contact your internet service provider (ISP) to visit your new house and install the necessary hardware, provide you with landline to enable internet access. However, this might take some time for your ISP’ engineers to visit and do the necessary installation. How do you proceed to have temporary internet as you wait to have permanent internet connection.
Nearby Places with Wi-Fi Connectivity
To start with, you can use nearby internet connections as you wait to have yours fixed. There are various places where you can access the internet either for free or at a small fee, and in places near your house. These include the following
Nearby eateries including fast food and coffee shops.
A gym or other fitness club near you home.
A local college or university
It’s worth noting some of the above places have Wi-Fi that’s specifically for customers. These are free but you may have to part with a few cents i.e. buy a cup of coffee at the coffee shop and use their Wi-Fi and they may not be secure because anyone(including hackers) can also access the free internet without restrictions. Some Cities have Free W-Fi for the public in some specified locations. Check if there’s any free Wi-Fi connectivity near your home.
Hire a temporary internet router
You can rent a temporary internet access router or a portable wifi internet device with unlimited data to use while you wait for your internet service provider to get you connected. A portable wifi internet device is easy to use both indoors and outdoors(just switch t on and connect just the same way you connect to a hotspot).
Or you can hire a temporary internet broadband router kit (does not need landline) that gives you internet right out of the box. Just connect it to a power source, switch it on, and that’s it, you can connect your gadgets to the internet through the router (log in details are included in the package). At the end of the hire, you can post it back to using the return postage box/envelope included in the package.
(connect to the internet from day 1 )
Your Smartphone’s Internet
The above option includes moving out of your house. It’s possible that these places may not be near your home, or you prefer not gong out of the house. Well, your smartphone’s internet could be the ideal solution for you. This involves creating a connection between your smartphone and personal computer to enable you share your mobile internet.
Doing this isn’t difficult and doesn’t require any special hardware or software. You can turn on your mobile phone’s Wi-Fi hotspot and share the internet to your computer. Similarly, you may use a USB cable to connect your mobile device to your computer then turn on USB tethering to enable the transfer of internet through the USB cable.
Seeking Help from your Neighbors
What do you do if the above options are not available to you? The only solution left for you may be to consider asking your neighbors for help. Find out what neighbors have Wi-Fi connectivity at their homes and approach them to explain your problem to them. Let them know of your intentions to use their Wi-Fi internet for the limited time as you wait to have yours installed.
While doing this, it’s important to note that not everyone may be willing to help. However, if you explain yourself well, chances are that they will help you out. Consider taking them a small present, maybe cookies, or offering to cover part of the cost.
A lot of things now are done through the internet, which makes it extremely vital to have it installed at your home. However, having the installation completed after you move into a new home might take some time. This article has detailed the available options to have temporary internet as you wait for yours.