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Wireless Router If I use a wireless router to get the internet for my laptop, can I still use wi-fi at locations such as Starbucks?

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No. If you are talking about catching wi-fi signals where they are available. What you need is a wi-fi card and a wifi catcher software.

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Yes you can, you just have to connect to the network wherever you are and provide the password for that location if it has security.

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You need to be in a location near a wireless router.
If you go to say Starbucks they would have their own wireless router. Some places like this will put a password on the wireless network. You may have to ask them for the password. Although, most of the time it is open access.

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