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By jan52
Nov 29, 2006
  1. I am new to wireless internet,and have already set up my laptop so that i can access internet wirelessly.(think thats how to say it :blush: ) when I am at home. I am stuck though on how do I access the internet when i go away from my router. Is there something I need to add to my laptop?
     
  2. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    There should be a wireless network icon near the system clock in Windows. Clicking on that will usually scan for available wireless networks in the area. Then it's just a matter of selecting on and supplying a password if needed.
     
  3. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    You need a wireless card and a wireless router, as obvious as that might sound. :)
    Wireless only has a range of 50-100 ft inside a house, so you won't be able to go too far.... If you're thinking of using wireless Internet miles away, you may want to invest in wireless Internet via your cell phone provider. It's pricey and requires an additional PCMCIA card, but it lets you get high speed almost anywhere.
     
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