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#1 PeggyLee


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Posted 27 July 2009 - 09:12 AM

We have a Compaq Armada laptop, probably about 10-15 years old. Bought it used, works good. Windows XP. It has the wireless card to be able to connect a 'wire' to for high speed internet. It works, I tried it at my Mom's, but didn't know how to configure it to connect. I have dial up at home. (we live in the boonies) We are going out of town the weekend and would like to take it with us. Do we need to purchase a plan from an ISP? Or do we just have to know how to configure to a particular network away from home in a motel? We know nothing about it, so forgive me if I ask for someone to "spell it out" for us. Thanks in advance. I am at work and don't have any info on computer with me other than what I already posted. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Edited by boopme, 27 July 2009 - 11:20 AM.
Moved from XP to Netwoking for better results~~boopme

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#2 CaveDweller2


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Posted 27 July 2009 - 01:54 PM

It has the wireless card to be able to connect a 'wire' to for high speed internet

I am not sure what that means. Can you give us the numbers after Compaq Armada ?

If you have an actual wireless card then most hotels have wireless high speed. If not, most coffee shops have a hot spot. They would help you connect. Very few hotels have wired high speed in the rooms. If you know where you are staying you could call and ask them about dial up hook ups. And ask if they charge for local calls. Look on your ISP's site for a local number for where you are going.

Besides if you are going away for the weekend, why lug that with you? lol =)

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#3 PeggyLee

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 10:12 AM


I guess most everyone is going wireless now. I'm just not ready to pay for an "air card" just to have internet on the laptop. We also don't have a good dependable signal at home. We don't need it that often anyway.

Thanks for the info,


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