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#1 samuel3

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 08:55 AM

Basicly im going on hoilday and want to take laptop, its wireless.

But im going about 200 miles away

My problem is my Wireless card wont find my internet at home.

So is there a way i can connect on any other internet or anything or things i can use?

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 10:28 AM

Does your wireless card detect "any" wireless networks whatsoever?

What about a Cellular Card for Traveling?
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Posted 17 July 2009 - 04:28 PM

It does detect others, but the signal isn't good.

What do them cards actually do?

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 07:46 PM

You do have a wireless router or access point correct?

The Cellular modems allow you to connect to the internet using your cell service as an add-on.

Just like making a phone call with a cell phone.
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Posted 18 July 2009 - 05:31 AM

I do yes.


So the card will detect my router access point?

From about 200 miles away?

If i dont have a Mobile Phone will i still be able to connect?

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 06:11 AM

Are you staying in a hotel? Most of them offer wireless. They will give you instructions on how to connect. But normally you just set the wireless to Obtain IP address automatically and it will find wireless networks. If your hotel doesn't have wireless, most coffee shops have a hotspot. Besides you are going on holiday, why are you bringing your laptop? hehe =)

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 08:56 AM

No, the cellular card will not allow you to stay connected to your own wireless connection at you home. It will allow you to get connected to the internet basicly anywhere that you can use a cell phone. You will have to contact a cellular provider and purchase a cellular plan and the cellular modem from them.

Your wireless card in your laptop should be able to connect to access points at coffee shop hotspots and even in the hotel you will be staying at just as CaveDweller2 has said.

If you are unable to connect to your wireless connection at home at all, then I would be looking at the access point for proper functionality.

You're taking a holiday as you said. I'm gonna have to agree with CaveDweller... why are you taking your laptop anyhow? Go have a good time :thumbsup:
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