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How do you use internet on a laptop outside of your home?
like i know you can use it in hotels and cafes, etc. but like i'm wondering how you use the internet on a laptop while in the car?
is there a way you could do that? and if so. whats it called?

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Yes, it is possible to connect to a wireless network outside of your home provided it is unsecured. That means you will not be asked for a password before you can wirelessly connect.

All you have to do is to search for an available network while in your car then connect to that network.

Posted on May 05, 2008

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What brand of laptop do you have?
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Are you trying to access your laptop (which you leave at home) from another computer away from home?
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Are you trying to use your laptop on the road and still have Internet?
  • If so, you will need some method for your laptop to connect to the Internet. If your laptop has a wireless WiFi card you can go to some location that has wireless internet. Many locations (such as hotels, cafes, and coffee houses) have free or paid wireless Internet service.
  • You can also get a Wireless Aircard as your friend said. These are a fee-based service from cell companies such as Verizon or Sprint that give you a card that plugs into your laptop and uses the wireless cell network to give you Internet access.

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