How to get 3G on Nook Color WiFi?

No Nook Color 3G

When Barnes & Noble first announced the Nook Color and Nook Tablet, many, including some on Business Insider, dubbed it as the Kindle and iPad’s big true competitor.

The Nook Color has the Barnes & Noble brand. It has Barnes & Noble’s giant library. And it only costs $199. But is that enough to dethrone the Kindle and iPad? Probably not. And one of the disadvantages about this tablet is that there is still no Nook Color 3G by now. But the Nook Color is likely to put a dent in Apple’s tablet business and force the company to introduce a cheaper alternative. Now let’s learn how to get 3G on Nook Color and make it perfect.

How to Get Nook Color 3G?

We know that the Nook Color only supports WiFi for the moment, so, what we need to do is transfer the 3G signal into WiFi, then Nook Color can receive it and we successful get 3G on Nook Color.

There are two methods. 1, Use the personal WiFi hotspot on your smartphone. 2, Use a pocket WiFi router to get Nook Color 3G.

Example: Get 3G on Nook Color with iPhone 4 personal hotspot

  1. How to set up your iPhone personal WiFi hotspot

(If you only have iPhone3G or 3GS, make sure it is already higher than 4.3 IOS)

Go to the settings menu, in “settings”, you’ll see a new “personal hotspot” menu item. Tap it.

In the personal hotspot menu, slide the “personal hotspot” option to “on”.

You’ll note that Apple has allocated the connection a default password which is shown on this screen too. You can either use it (as each iPhone 4 gets a different random password) or change it to something you can more easily remember by tapping on it.

Then, on your Nook Color Wi-Fi menu, you should see your iPhone pop up in the list after a few seconds. The network name is the name of your iPhone in iTunes.

Of course, you can also use Windows and Android Smartphone personal hotspot to get Nook Color 3G.

Get 3G on Nook Color with MF30 portable 3G router

What you need?

  1. A SIM Card
  2. ZTE MF30 3G Router
  3. Nook Color

Open the back cover of MF30 3G Router and insert the SIM Card; Hold the power button to turn on the 3G Router; Turn on Nook Color, you should see the MF30 pop up in the WiFi list. Select it, you will need to enter the password and you can find it inside the back cover of MF30. Wait a few seconds for connecting and you get a Nook Color 3G.

This is how I get 3G on Nook Color on the way, and mostly I use the 3G Router, as it provides better connection, fast and stable.

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