Hi, I am going on vacation in two weeks and the hotel where I am staying does not provide internet access. I was going to purchase a wireless card and use that, but my computer seems to have a built in wireless card. I have no external slot for one. Can you help me figure out what I need to do? I hate to be without my internet service for a whole week!!!! Pitiful as it sounds, I'm completely addicted. Thank you! Sincerely, Beverly Fortenberry
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Re: Wireless internet service
Rather than "...purchase
a wireless card..." since "...have
no external slot..." and "...have
a built in wireless card..." why not consider a WiFi AP/Router that can either serve as Access Point, Router, Bridge. Repeater (such as a LinkSys WRT54G). Such a unit if configured right will work in either a wired or wireless environment.
Perhaps your foremost concern should be; will there be a wireless Internet Provider/service within the immediate vicinity of the hotel. This of course depends on the location (country) and available service. In some countries/locations, the wireless ISP Provider bundles in their package the needed hardware. It is almost a rarity nowadays for a hotel not to have some sort of Internet Access even if just a dial-up. They may not share it with guests but most likely they are capable.
Alternately, you can try looking around for a public Internet Cafe and negotiate for a temporary WiFi access while staying in that location.
In some extreme case where the ISP requires use of a PCMCIA card and the laptop does not have such bus/feature or port, there are on the market an adapter/ converter that plugs to your USB port and the other ends will accept a standard PCMCIA card. Some
examples of this device may be found here,
The last was specifically designed for Broadband applications as well as
Hope this be of some help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up[ or should you be in need of further information.
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Wireless local area network is a local area network that uses high frequency radio signals to transmit and receive data over distances of a few hundred feet, uses ethernet protocol.
In simple word allow you to surf internet without any internet cable connection, Wi-Fi enabled device such as a personal computer, video game console, smartphone or digital audio player can connect to the Internet when within range of a wireless network connected to the Internet. The coverage of one or more (interconnected) access points called hotspots, can comprise an area as small as a few rooms or as large as many square miles. Coverage in the larger area may depend on a group of access points with overlapping coverage.
In addition to private use in homes and offices, Wi-Fi can provide public access at Wi-Fi hotspots provided either free-of-charge or to subscribers to various commercial services. Organizations and businesses - such as those running airports, hotels and restaurants - often provide free-use hotspots to attract or assist clients. Enthusiasts or authorities who wish to provide services or even to promote business in selected areas sometimes provide free Wi-Fi access.
Run a viral check on the card, as the fact that the malfunction occurred while on a public hotel's wifi, leads me to the belief that you have been hacked with a keylogger.
Just to make sure, you might want to obtain another PCI card as a check, since you have already done everything I would have suggested, including reinstallation, and thereby have eliminated all but the internal functioning of the card as suspect.
The hotels I have stayed in are open access wireless. Basically anyone has access whether they are guests or not. The hotels generally have some sort of internet mgmt that throws out some sort of advertisement before allowing you to get on the internet. Right click the wireless icon and view available networks, you might not even be on the motel's network.
If you still want to get connected on the internet that will be possible if you have a 3G connection for your laptop or if there's a wireless internet connection (WIFI)on the place where you're going for vacation, Yes there is some car chargers for laptop check it on some electronic store.
hope that helps...........