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Wireless Ineternet information for notebooks

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Rlthomas, Aug 31, 2004.

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  1. Rlthomas

    Rlthomas Thread Starter

    Aug 31, 2004
    Is it possible to purchase some type of wireless internet card for notebook computers, which would allow me to use the internet on my notebook outside of my home. EXAMPLE: Being able to use my internet while at the park or some other place outside of my home. If it is possible what would I need to purchase. What steps do I take to get this on my notebook.

    Rlthomas : :confused:
  2. pepsXp


    Nov 14, 2003
    Any wireless card will connect you to wireless internet if it receives a radio signal, not necessarily from your home internet connection. Some restaurants, and I think some Starbucks too, have wireless internet connections for people who want to use their laptops in their premisses. In other words, you can use any wireless card to borrow wireless internet from anyone, so long as the radio signal the wireless modem emits reaches your card, and if the person doesnt ask for a password to get into their network. Example: I have wireless internet in my appartment, but so does my neighbor, so I can connect to the internet either through his signal (because his modem's radio signal reaches into my appartment), or I can use mine. The easiest way to check if you can use your wireless card in the park is to go out there with you your laptop, click on the "Wireless Connection Status" dialogue (the tiny blinking computers on the lower right hand corner of the desktop, click on "properties" click the "wireless networks" tab and click on "refresh" if there is a wireless internet signal this should catch it. If you do do get a signal, select it from the menu, and see if it works. My guess is that you will not get a wireless internet signal in the park, unless it's a really high tech park!!
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