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I am going to live in a camper van and need help badly

by catkins / September 28, 2007 4:59 PM PDT

I have no idea what I will do about my computer . I have a laptop which works great for me while I am away but what will happen when I no longer have a phone line at home. Do I have to give up everything I built up over the years and will I be able to connect to the internet without aol as my server ?
Sorry to be so thick but this is my main worry because the computer is my complete life line for business and family to stay in touch with me when I don't know where I will be myself

Thanks all of you wonderful lot on cnet . If anyone can help me I know you can xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

p.s. I have 4 weeks to get it sorted

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Easy. . .
by Coryphaeus / September 28, 2007 10:14 PM PDT

It's called wireless. Is your laptop wireless enabled? If not, wireless PCMCIA cards are available everywhere. Install it, find a "Hot Spot", go on line. Most hotels have wireless. And you can access them from their parking lot. Don't ask me how I know.

Wireless hot spots are everywhere today. Truck stops, coffee shops, pick a spot.

Major Telcos such as Verizon have their own wireless network wherever they have service. It takes a wireless card from them and you can access their network wherever they have a presence.

As far as AOL, you can probably access it from any hot spot. Go on line and click your home page. I'll bet it'll load just like at home. If you're unsure, call'em.

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thanksssssssssssss
by catkins / September 29, 2007 12:12 AM PDT
In reply to: Easy. . .

It has wireless set up already but I thought I still had to have aol as a server ?????? Please don't tell me now we don't need servers with laptops when I have been paying aol for the laptop and also 15 pounds for home too wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Thanks for helping xxx

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My mom went wifi and for AOL...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 29, 2007 12:26 AM PDT
In reply to: thanksssssssssssss

She goes to aol.com with a browser and does her email there.

So yes that's a server at that site. If you need your aol email, then you are using a "server".

Bob

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thanks bob
by catkins / September 29, 2007 3:19 AM PDT

this is a load of my mind. I thought if I didn't have a home telephone I would lose everything so as usual cnet has saved the day. Thanks everybody xxxxxxx

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