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Posted: 10/4/2005 1:00:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/4/2005 1:01:37 PM EDT by BeetleBailey]
I don't know if anyone might care or not, but this is a great comprehensive listing of our local wifi spots for those of you around here like me whose butts stay in a constant incendiary state, unfortunately.

www.ipsaonline.org/wifi/
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 2:44:08 PM EDT
Being the resident Old F#$* & living on the end of a dusty dirt road in the darkest reaches of N. Alabama doesn't give me much of an opportunity to get out and see what modern things the "Real World" has developed. Heck, my email even takes 2 weeks to get to me with my internet coming from a string & 2 tin cans!

So without too much snickering & laughter, would you mind telling me what the h$## WIFI is? Heck, I just heard the word "Blog" for the first time last week and I'm still wondering about that one. Too chicken to ask this group about it though.

Rick
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 3:00:11 PM EDT



I'm new to the game too, don't fret. It is simply the tech term for wireless internet access. I have tapped into it because I have a laptop that I will be taking around with me and needing to access the internet with for school/work purposes (oh, and arfcom, of course).

Link Posted: 10/4/2005 3:34:42 PM EDT
Remember to have the proper firewalls, etc. on your laptop since anybody logged on at the same time can get into your computer otherwise if they know what they are doing.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 4:42:41 PM EDT
If it's wireless, how do you tap into it?

Rick
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 5:07:51 PM EDT
If' it's not password locked. and you have a computer that has wireless ability, turn computer on and it will pick up. Use it all the time in motels I stay in
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 1:03:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Rick03a3:
If it's wireless, how do you tap into it?

Rick


Most laptops now come with wireless network cards. It uses radio to transmit and receive data to and from the internet.

Or, it's magic. Which ever explanation works for you.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 2:29:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By USPC40:

Originally Posted By Rick03a3:
If it's wireless, how do you tap into it?

Rick




Or, it's magic. Which ever explanation works for you.



When I retired from Bellsouth, my job was installing & maintaining ADSL. Often times customers would ask how it worked, and often I would answer with "It's just Magic". Most of the time that worked, but some would insist on a better explanation.

FWIW, I don't miss working with ADSL at all, I hated that job (the ADSL thing) & I sure was glad when I got away from it. My BP went down several points when I got away from all the stress.

Rick

Link Posted: 10/7/2005 6:50:05 AM EDT
My new laptop has it. The only time I've used it outside of my office building (where it works just fine) was in a hotel out in Dallas a few months ago - it was very "spotty." I don't know if it was the hotel's signal or the fact that I was thirty-something floors up?...
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