Chapter 9. Finding Hotspots


  • Where to look for Wi-Fi

  • Using Wi-Fi directories

  • Connecting to a Wi-Fi provider

  • Finding free hotspots

  • Wi-Fi finders

  • War driving

  • War chalking

  • Putting up a hotspot

You're armed and ready with your laptop that uses Intel Centrino mobile technology, and you want to get out on the town and surf the Internet. Or perhaps you are about to go on a tripfor business or pleasureand want to make sure that you can be in touch with email using Wi-Fi every step of the way. Or maybe you simply want to walk your neighborhood and see if anyone has a Wi-Fi network you can use.

One thing that is great fun to do with Wi-Fi is to connect to the Internet from a remote location such as a hotel lobby or a coffee shop. If you are on a business trip, this kind of anywhere computing is not only fun and convenient, but it can help you be more productive by using your time more efficiently. The ability to connect via wireless on the roadfor example, while waiting at an airportlets you pick up email, and surf for information, when and where you need it.

The good news is that there is no great trick these days to connecting remotely via Wi-Fi. It's often as easy as turning on your mobile computer and opening a Web browser.

This chapter shows you how to hit the road with Wi-Fi, even if the road is only your nearby Borders bookstore or Starbucks latte emporium.

Anywhere Computing with Laptops. Making Mobile Easier
Anywhere Computing with Laptops. Making Mobile Easier
ISBN: 789733277
Year: 2004
Pages: 204 © 2008-2017.
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