What is a dongle?
A dongle is a hardware device to provide a controlled access to an application. It plugs into your desktop or laptop computer.
- Let us say you want to restrict access to your computer through hardware and not rely on password protection alone.
- You may purchase a dongle from a security provider who will equip your computer with a security dongle.
- You may want to access Internet on the go and not be chained to your desk at home.
- Subscribe to a mobile operator who will provide a data card dongle that allows you to access the Internet.
What you need:
A dongle to suit your purpose
A device with a USB connector to use it
Note: Mobile operators also supply 3G dongles for use on the laptops and home computers.