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Free WI FI

Jul 15, 2004 11:57AM PDT

With many hotels and cofee shops advertising free WiFi, I am confused. If I get the hardware for my laptop, do I also need some special provider? I use Earthlink dial-up and now use that when traveling but WiFi sounds interesting. What do you need to use this free internet?

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Re: Free WI FI
Jul 15, 2004 9:08PM PDT

This is the chicken and egg problem. You don't have the wifi equipment so you don't see how it works.

In short, my Linksys has a "discover network" feature and that's all I use. Then I can use the web browser and if your ISP allows outside use of the email, then you can do email.

I know you may ask more questions, but it has been that simple for me.


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Free Wi-Fi in LA 90020 area?
Nov 6, 2009 1:51PM PST
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This to a 5 year discussion?
Nov 6, 2009 8:19PM PST

Let's lock it and let it fade in time. I see you made a new post.

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