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How do I set my laptop up for use of free wifi to get on the net

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If your laptop has wifi enabled, and you go to a place where there is a hotspot, you right-click on the little wireless icon in the system tray and choose "view available wireless networks." If one shows up and you can identify it, choose it and then click "connect."
But--beware--if you can't identify the network as being in the store/coffee house,etc where you are sitting, don't try to connect to it. This is an open invitation for identity thieves and other bad guys to get access to your computer.

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