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Router If I use a wireless router to get internet on my laptop will I still be able to get internet on the go? In other words, I'm thinking of getting a router so I can use the internet at home on my laptop. If I do this, will I be able to go Starbucks and get online there, or will I only be able to use the computer at home near the router?

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Yes. You can use a wireless connection anywhere.

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