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Old 12-11-05, 12:37 PM
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What is needed for wireless internet outside the home or office?

Hello fellow dvdtalkers, I would appreciate any help at all on this. I have a new notebook and want to know if it is possible to use the internet in your car or anywhere away from home or office. I am familiar with wireless routers etc. But want to use it far away from them while traveling around town and in my car etc. I have the 802.11 network card in the laptop, but is there an additional or replacement card i need? Also do most internet providers have wireless "anywhere" service. To boil this down, I want my notebook to pick up a wireless internet signal kinda like cell phones do. If anyone can help explain I would be most greatfull. THANKS for your time.
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Old 12-11-05, 01:03 PM
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Old 12-11-05, 04:53 PM
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Is the only way to get mobile internet access, to "wardrive" someone elses signal? Or can you pay for a legitimate service that allows internet use on a laptop in your car, without having to search for someones signal, or does the technology not exist?
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Old 12-11-05, 05:24 PM
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Many companies sell what you want, you will have to figure out who has the best service in your town.

In the Washington DC metro area, Verizon has the best. They call it Verizon Broadband and unlimited use is about $80/month (edit: looks like they have a $59.99 special going on now with 2 year service)

You will need to buy a new wireless card, the provider you choose for the service will sell you the card that works on their service.

The signal varies about the same as the cell phones from the same carrier.

http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/m...band/index.jsp
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