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919191
09-22-2005, 01:27 AM
I sometimes stay in hotels with complimentary wireless high speed internet access. My laptop has an ethernet connection, but what is it I need to take advantage of this? Is this what USB adaptors are for? And is there anything I would want to avoid? I don't really need speed, as all I do is browse RedsZone!

Unassisted
09-22-2005, 03:01 AM
A USB adaptor would work, but you'd get better performance from a PCMCIA wireless card if you have a slot for it in your laptop.

I've seen both of these for less than $20 each in the last month.

ghettochild
09-22-2005, 07:44 AM
does your computer come with centreno? but yeah a USB adapter or a wireless card would work.

make sure you secure your computer though, there are a lot of ways people can gain access, they don't even have to be in the hotel its self. anyone that lives atleast a block away from that hotel can get that wifi lol.

i was comming back from missouri and i booted up my mothers laptop, and i found 15 wifi's, all unsecure.

919191
09-22-2005, 11:24 AM
No centreno. How do you secure it? Are you talking about a firewall? Or just maybe laying aluminum foil over it? :D I am not sure what you mean.

RBA
09-22-2005, 01:25 PM
http://www.officemax.com/max/solutions/product/prodBlock.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&expansionOID=-536893136&prodBlockOID=537439723

ghettochild
09-23-2005, 07:29 AM
No centreno. How do you secure it? Are you talking about a firewall? Or just maybe laying aluminum foil over it? :D I am not sure what you mean.

tinfoil hats. we must protect our sekrat data from the aliens.

http://www.raptureready.com/photo/tulsa2/z56.jpg


nah just a secure firewall would help out a bunch

RBA
09-25-2005, 04:37 PM
This might be a better deal if you don't mind rebates..

http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?&ref=cj&pfp=cj&product_code=310155

RBA
09-25-2005, 08:30 PM
Another deal here. Requires rebate.

http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?product_code=310695&pfp=92505sale

919191
09-26-2005, 09:11 AM
http://www.officemax.com/max/solutions/product/prodBlock.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&expansionOID=-536893136&prodBlockOID=537439723

This is the one I got- it suits my need sjust fine. Thanks!