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Local Connection only

by Meh_anne / July 28, 2009 8:15 PM PDT

Hello to everyone.

First of all, I?m a newbie in this old world of technology [yeah,
shame on me Sad ] A week ago I bought HP Pav DV3-2105ee laptop, now I?m having problem connecting to the internet.
OK, we don?t have internet connection at home [LAN, as I know they
called it] which means wireless router is not an option [or maybe an
option, is just that Im not aware]
Therefore, my only hope is to connect via [free] wireless network. By
week of attempts, I finally manage to connect into few wireless
network providers but my status is ?Local Connection Only.?

I do not know what to do, please help me. Give me some option and
advise before I further damage my laptop. I know to some this is just
a stupidity but I do not care, I have to admit Im new and im learning.

And whatelse information regarding this i need to provide.
Please help



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If that is so.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 28, 2009 8:41 PM PDT
In reply to: Local Connection only

You have to call up the free wireless providers you are using and politely ask for instructions on setup to use their services. Some may require a proxy or other setting.

Supply a link to this service so members can review this and check your work.

If you at trying to tap into your neighbors WIFI then all bets are off. It's just like using their garden hose. You ask permission to use that.

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if that is so.
by Meh_anne / July 28, 2009 8:54 PM PDT
In reply to: If that is so.

Thanks Sad [even if your post just killed my hopes :(]

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So no free networks?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 28, 2009 11:01 PM PDT
In reply to: if that is so.

Sorry but I always try to give everyone the chance to tell what Free Wifi they are using. Some cities are doing this but we need to know the name of the system you are trying to attach to and it's web page.

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Wireless hook ups
by Phil Crase / July 31, 2009 12:19 AM PDT
In reply to: Local Connection only

If you go to SOME places, Starbucks, Safeway (some motel parking lots)you can hook up IF it reads "unsecured network". Local access is locked with a password(secured)so just anyone can't hook up. Most secure their networks for security reasons, some do not and are potentially vulnerable to hackers creating issues.

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