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I just bought an acer 4720 laptop, and i am trying to hook up to a wireless network, but i really don't know what i'm doing. do i need a subscription? is it safe to use an unsecured network so long as i have all the firewall, antivirus, spyware, etc?

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You need to have a wireless network in range. AV and firewall software are a good idea. To connect to a wireless network you should have a little icon that looks like a monitor with )) beside of it on your task bar. Right click on it then select view avaible wireless networks. then select a unsecured network, wait for it to connect and then surf on.

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