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Hotspots and Travel in Mexico

by AandK / February 1, 2006 9:32 PM PST

We have a new laptop with wireless capabilities. We will be traveling to Acapulco in two weeks and would like to bring it along for business and school. Do I need to sign up for a service such as Boingo (which seems to have service there), or can I just go to an internet cafe or restaurant, find the signal, and log on. I am new to thw wireless scene and appreciate any help from fellow travelers.

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Most large city have a free hotspot
by Melati Hitam / February 2, 2006 3:55 AM PST

such as in the Hotel, Airport, cafe etc.

I am sure they have it. if they don't, then you need to subscribe to one of the provider...

Why don't you search your destination area in google.. and find out what they provide..

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Most of the wi-fi spots listed...
by AandK / February 2, 2006 7:06 AM PST

Thanks Melati,Most of the wi-fi spots listed seemed supplied by Telmex in conjunction with Prodigy. When I checked on Boingo's web site they listed all of the same sites as well.(Suggesting that you need their service to connect easily). When looking into it further, they are all classified as 'commercial' on the web. They do supply the network name though. Would that be all I need to log on if my pc finds the signal?Could it just be a marketing tactic by the isp to get you to use their service? Any other info from those familiar with traveling with a pc is appreciated.
Thanks again.

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Its depends on what you need..
by Melati Hitam / February 2, 2006 5:56 PM PST

If you really needs the connection as soon as you arrived, then I suggest you registered/subscribe to one of the ISP.

But if you can afford a day or two... then just go there, and ask your hotel or your travel agent.. they might have some information you need.

You can do a self research, by turning on your laptop and see what you get...

Tips to protect yourself:

Turn off your Files and Printer sharing (don't share anything)
Turn ON / Enable your Firewall
Updates your Anti Virus, anti spyware, anti adware (and all other anties) you have.

Enjoy your trip...

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