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Notebooks - methods of connecting to the Internet

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by i know nothing, 5 Feb 2006.

  1. i know nothing

    Mobster

    Joined: 6 Feb 2004

    Posts: 3,342

    Location: Norfolk Broads

    I have to confess I am well out of date with regards to notebooks, last time I had one was 10 years ago.

    I'm doing a lot of travelling and I'm looking to buy a notebook. Every hotel I go to has an internet connection in the room and I'd like to be able to hook up to the internet.

    Some places have wireless, others have a RJ45 LAN type connector which you plug in. If I want to be able to connect to 'any' type of internet connection, what sort of things should I be looking for?
     
  2. tolien

    Caporegime

    Joined: 16 May 2003

    Posts: 25,368

    Location: ::1

    Vast majority have a wireless card and a network card within.
    You're pretty much sorted at that, unless you want to use 3G or something.
     
  3. i know nothing

    Mobster

    Joined: 6 Feb 2004

    Posts: 3,342

    Location: Norfolk Broads

    Thanks Tolien, 3G I'm not interested in, basic email, browsing and using Skype are my main reasons for getting a notebook.
     
  4. clv101

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 10,030

    Location: Bristol

    How come not interested in 3G? Should give a decent 200-300kbps connection anywhere you're likely to go without all the hassle of connecting and paying for different networks wherever you go. Just get a decent 3G phone and connect to the laptop using Bluetooth.
     
  5. i know nothing

    Mobster

    Joined: 6 Feb 2004

    Posts: 3,342

    Location: Norfolk Broads

    No 3G where I live! ;)
     
  6. clv101

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 10,030

    Location: Bristol

    Fair point!