Re: Help Needed With Wireless
- From: "patetc" <PatETC@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 9 Jul 2006 10:20:10 -0700
Thanks for all the good help.
John Navas wrote:
On 8 Jul 2006 18:15:54 -0700, PatETC@xxxxxxxxx wrote in
I have an HP laptop computer with wireless availability but using it at
home only dial-up is available in my area. I understand that I can get
a wireless data card from one of our local companies. It's called
Axcess MobileLink. Does anyone have any experience with this?
That's a cellular CDMA 1xRTT data service.
Do I still need an Internet provider, such as AOL which I now use?
No -- you'll connect to the Internet through the cellular provider. You
can replace AOL email with free Google Mail. Etc.
Would I be able to access the Internet and download files?
Yes, faster than dial-up.
using a computer phone, such as Skype?
Probably possible, but painful, due to network latency.
Would I also be able to network my laptop with my desktop to access the
Probably, using Internet Connection Sharing. Or get a PC Card adapter
for your desktop and switch the data card.
I'm hoping to be able to get a faster connection at the lowest cost and
I like the idea of being mobile for when I travel.
I do this with Cingular Wireless EGPRS(EDGE) service.
Best regards, FAQ for Wireless Internet: <http://Wireless.wikia.com>
John Navas FAQ for Wi-Fi: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi>
Wi-Fi How To: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_How_To>
Fixes to Wi-Fi Problems: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_Fixes>
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