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Posted: 9/9/2004 6:41:43 PM EDT
Can I take a laptop anywhere and access the net with my dialup service?
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 6:42:37 PM EDT
Yes sir. I do that with AOL.

Link Posted: 9/9/2004 6:42:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
Can I take a laptop anywhere and access the net with my dialup service?



Yes...
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 6:43:29 PM EDT
Sure. Depending on your dial-up service, you may have to make a long distance call though. If you travel a lot, look for a service provider with toll free dial-up numbers.

Ed
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 6:43:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 6:43:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2004 6:44:59 PM EDT by Fat_McNasty]
No... In a boat in the water. Is a no go. Shit i take take that back.... With a cell phone yes.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 6:44:24 PM EDT
AOL is a virus.

Many like Earthlink for access just about anywhere. I don't use it, but know many who do.

Get free Earthlink disks at Office Max, and places like that.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 6:45:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2004 6:48:45 PM EDT by Lightning_P38]
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 6:49:53 PM EDT
If you had a wireless card you could likely "borrow" someone's network connection. There's about 50 of them in a square mile here where I live and probably any given neighborhood plus most mail service business and coffee houses have wireless nodes for a nominal amount.

Large ISPs like Earthlink etc. have local dialup #s nationwide that preclude long distance charges.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 6:50:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2004 6:52:43 PM EDT by Lightning_P38]
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 7:01:56 PM EDT
I'm always on the road, and what I found woirks best is goinf dedicated wireless. For $32 / month, a get unlimited minutes with T-mobile. It doesn't work everywhere - but I got tired of trying to figure out local dial-up numbers, or screwing with motel phone lines. PLuse, with no moir eneed for a phone line at home, I actually save money over dial-up.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 7:02:33 PM EDT
I use NetZero. So I just need the local access numbers from where I'm going and I'll be OK. I dont even have a laptop but I may aquire one before I bug out. What do I need to do to set up the laptop?
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 7:02:34 PM EDT
Sure.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 7:04:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 7:13:57 PM EDT
Tell me the moron basics. If I show up in a hotel and plug a laptop into the phone line...then what do I do to get on the net?
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 7:15:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
I use NetZero. So I just need the local access numbers from where I'm going and I'll be OK. I dont even have a laptop but I may aquire one before I bug out. What do I need to do to set up the laptop?



You set up a dial up connection (pretty straight forward) with the local access number, and your username/password.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 7:15:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
Tell me the moron basics. If I show up in a hotel and plug a laptop into the phone line...then what do I do to get on the net?


Before you travel DL a list of the dial up numbers. Save them in notepad so you can use local access...
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 7:16:46 PM EDT
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