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Re: internet on laptop

__/ [ Whiskers ] on Tuesday 16 May 2006 15:00 \__

> On 2006-05-16, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> __/ [ Whiskers ] on Monday 15 May 2006 21:12 \__
>>> On 2006-05-15, billytrailstar <billthackray@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> hi all,im a newbie here and to laptops! but i wondered if you clever
>>>> people could give me some advice!? i want to buy a laptop and use the
>>>> internet,however i have no landline;what are my options with out  a
>>>> land line? a voda phone 3g card(given away free with some deals) is out
>>>> coz theres no coverage where iam in monmouthshire.any suggestions would
>>>> be a great help! cheers billy
>>> It is possible to use a GSM or GPRS mobile telephone as a 'modem' to
>>> connect to the internet.  Slow and expensive, but possible.
>>> There may be a 'WiFi hotspot' near you; a web search should bring up
>>> several web sites claining to list such things within a certain area. 
>>> For
>>> example <http://www.btopenzone.com/>.  (Although if there's a hotspot,
>>> that would suggest that the telephone system isn't very far away in which
>>> case, getting a BT phone line could be your cheapest option in the long
>>> run).
>> I wish someone set up a Web site such as < http://www.wifimaps.com/ > for
>> the Americans. I wonder if a European/British one exists already...
> snip
> Take your pick
> <http://www.google.com/search?client=opera&rls=en&q=uk+wifi+map&sourceid=op
> era&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8> or <http://qurl.net/xg>.

Thanks,  Whiskers. These sites that appear (in page 1 at least) to be very
legitimate,  i.e... they will not tell you about the system  administrator
that  neglected to change default password on a router, which is thus open
to  access.  I believe that the Yank version is somewhat more  mischievous
because it's community-driven.

Best wishes,


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