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Old 07-19-04, 10:43 AM
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Need to download a 60mb file; only have a wireless card, no Cable/DSL...suggestions?

Can't use my new Office 2003 until I download this windows service pack. Any suggestions? Can I just bring my laptop to work and plug in the ethernet cord and get cranking? (Same with a buddy's high-speed connection) Or would I have to log in, etc.


I feel bad sitting outside someone else's apartment who has wireless and "stealing" their connection that long.


Thanks!!
Old 07-19-04, 11:33 AM
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60mb isnt too bad. i'd ask to borrow some bandwidth from your neighbors if they're cool.

bringing the laptop to work will not work if you log on to use your normal computer.

next thing is to go to your friends house to do the download.
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I guess I figured I could just plug in the ethernet cord from either my friend's house or work and it wouldn't be a big deal.

I would assume if I can't use work's because of logging in, I couldn't also use my friend's. I'll try either one though to see if it'll work.
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you shouldnt have to login at work to download
generally, there is no security set on internet access itself.. just on accessing network elements (file servers, printers, etc..)
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Originally posted by twikoff
you shouldnt have to login at work to download
generally, there is no security set on internet access itself.. just on accessing network elements (file servers, printers, etc..)
I was just thinking the same thing. You can pretty much get on the net, just not access objects on the network itself, although they might not look to kindly on you bringing in an unpatched machine and plugging it into their network. Might cause issues if you bring some kind of virus, etc in with you...
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Good thought; I'll try my friend instead.

Thanks for the help!
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You could also download the whole SP and burn it to a CD from a friend or at work.
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Try a public Library, some now offer free wifi.
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Buy a 64 meg USB keychain thingie and download it on any USB-enabled computer and then plug it in at home I have a 64 meg Iomega one sitting on my keychain...I've never used it, but you never know when it could come in handy.
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I would love to do that, but the only place I've found it has been at Windows Update. It doesn't give me an option to "Save As" or something like that.

Anyone know of an alternative place to find it? I do have a 128MB key that I could use if there's a different way to get it.
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Which service pack are you trying to download?
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Originally posted by Toad
I would love to do that, but the only place I've found it has been at Windows Update. It doesn't give me an option to "Save As" or something like that.

Anyone know of an alternative place to find it? I do have a 128MB key that I could use if there's a different way to get it.
Most service packs have stand alone packages you can download. Which one are you looking for exactly?

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