Getting Wireless Internet
By Leo Notenboom
Leo clears up a surprisingly common misconception about wireless internet – it is not just ‘out there’.–PC Pitstop
How do I get wireless internet?
You hear a lot about the wireless internet, but it’s not something you can just connect to anywhere. It’s more often something you purchase and set up.
We have dial-up at our house and I’m sick of it. I can get on the internet from my iPod at the edge of my property, but I want internet on my desktop IN my house. What do I need to connect up?
I want to use this question to clear up a misconception that appears to be surprisingly common.
Wireless internet is not just “out there” to connect to. You need to take steps, whether it’s setting something up, paying for something, or at a minimum, asking for permission.
It’s definitely not the case that you can just grab a wireless card and suddenly be connected anywhere you want. The wireless capabilities of your computer are only half of what’s needed.
This excerpt appears with permission from Leo Notenboom.
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