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I have a Dell Inspiron Mini laptop. Do I need a sim card if I have Internet Service at home and a router? For Internet while away from home, do I need a sim card? (in a hotel with wireless service?)

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No you dont you have wireless capability on your laptop. just turn on your wireless, click on it and it will show you all internet connections just click on your router name and it will connect. same when your away hotel will tell you their router name or (ssid) as its called.

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