Internet access anywhere I go...HELP!

Discussion in 'Tech & Support' started by Orko Is King, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. Orko Is King Registered

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    I've heard about this thing that can plug into a laptop that makes it possible to go online anywhere. What's it called?
     
  2. jaguarr Be Your Own Hero

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    It's probably an adapter for your cellphone provider's data network and it will carry a monthly access charge in addition to the cost of the hardware.

    jag
     
  3. bullets bang bang

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    wireless network .. thats what i get .
     
  4. MichaelDigital "Now dig on this!"

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    It'll be a PCMCIA data card. Most of them are specifically branded by the mobile phone carrier and may have a SIM card slot (if it's for GSM) and use GPRS/3G/EVDO or whatever your carrier supports. For example, if your carrier is GSM and only has GPRS (which was the norm here until a few years ago), then they're normally called a GPRS PCMCIA data card.

    That will get you online wherever you have a cell signal, for varying cost.
     
  5. Malice BMFH

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    Sprint has a USB driver wireless adapter.
    $60 or so...
    Data transfer is pretty good (my neighbor has it)
     

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