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Old 11-27-2005, 12:09 AM   #1
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Wireless question...

I want wireless internet. Do I have to have someone come and set it up or is there a place where I can just sign up for it online? I already have wireless capability on my laptop, so I don't think I need to do anything else for that. I just don't want to hassle with installing stuff if I can help it.
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Old 11-27-2005, 12:16 AM   #2
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You need to sign up for 'regular' internet access (cable/DSL), and then buy yourself a wireless router, connect it to the modem your ISP provides.

Your laptop's wireless capability means you have a wireless card inside, but you still need the router. Get yourself a good one with a speed boost. Linksys and D Link are decent.
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though if you're lucky one of your neighbors has wireless set up and you can "borrow" theirs
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Bah, ok. I was hoping for a miraculous link, but I kinda figured that was the case! Thanks!
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though if you're lucky one of your neighbors has wireless set up and you can "borrow" theirs
Only if they're dumb enough not to protect their network.
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Only if they're dumb enough not to protect their network.
there are a lot of idiots in the world
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Old 11-27-2005, 12:32 AM   #8
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though if you're lucky one of your neighbors has wireless set up and you can "borrow" theirs
They're not very sharing here! I've been trying to get them to share all day and all I get is on again, off again.
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though if you're lucky one of your neighbors has wireless set up and you can "borrow" theirs
I have 2 neighbors with signals i can see on my laptop but they're both encrypted

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I have 2 neighbors with signals i can see on my laptop but they're both encrypted

one of my neighbours has a signal but i've not bothered trying to connect.
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one of my neighbours has a signal but i've not bothered trying to connect.
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who names a network Big_Tim? do i even want to know why it's named this?
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The network I am on right now is called Honkey Cheese.



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The network I am on right now is called Honkey Cheese.



mine's called one butan. i guess it doesn't make much sense if you don't understand its meaning
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