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Yealink connection via laptop?
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Yealink connection via laptop?
Is it possible to use a Yealink phone by plugging the phone into a laptop?

I use a mobile hotspot to get online. I do not have a router.

Thanks
06-23-2017 02:51 PM
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RE: Yealink connection via laptop?
(06-23-2017 02:51 PM)afsfwmw90rfj Wrote:  Is it possible to use a Yealink phone by plugging the phone into a laptop?

I use a mobile hotspot to get online. I do not have a router.

Thanks

I think what you want is not possible, because:
- The laptop is not capable to connect Wi-Fi to the physical ethernet line and v.v.
- The laptop cannot act as a switch.

Hope this helps.

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06-24-2017 07:44 AM
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RE: Yealink connection via laptop?
In Windows, you can bridge your wifi or other (hotspot) internet connection to the ethernet port. I used to do this all the time as a quick method to get my Xbox 360 online when I didn't have the official USB WiFi adapter. I'm sure there's a way to do it in OSX and Linux too.

The laptop cannot power the phone over ethernet though, you will need an external adapter.

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06-26-2017 09:35 AM
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RE: Yealink connection via laptop?
(06-26-2017 09:35 AM)Phonism Wrote:  In Windows, you can bridge your wifi or other (hotspot) internet connection to the ethernet port. I used to do this all the time as a quick method to get my Xbox 360 online when I didn't have the official USB WiFi adapter. I'm sure there's a way to do it in OSX and Linux too.

The laptop cannot power the phone over ethernet though, you will need an external adapter.

- Daniel


Thanks so much. I have the external adaptor, I have Windows 7. I'll see what I can do. thanks again
06-26-2017 02:00 PM
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