Dear Webby: How to connect to the net in hotels 



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From the Tech Support Pits: From: Tam Re: Connecting in hotels Dear Webby: hello, as always thank you for the humor, always love it. I have a question about my daughters laptop, how does that work at most motels? I am not sure if the one we are going to is wireless or not. If yes, then should pick up signal and be able to use the net correct? If it doesnt have wireless, do I need to get internet provider to be able to use it? This wireless stuff is all new to me. thanks for the help Tam Dear Tam When I prepare for a trip, I book all hotels and motels over the Internet. When you select a hotel and check up on it, you see if they have high speed Internet. They always mention it, if they got it. As a rule of thumb, 4* and 5* always have wireless high speed, 3* sometimes has wireless, sometimes just data ports. (Dial-Up) 2 star has a charge per call or directions to a pay-phone. Personally, if they don't have high speed Internet and smoking rooms, then they are not good enough for me. There usually is a satisfactory hotel or motel a block further. The better hotels have a card with log-on instructions and the password on the table or glued onto the power bar. If they don't, call the front desk and ask for it. When your wireless finds the signal, or when you plug in a network cable, and THEN open a browser, (-don't open one before that! -), the browser will be hijacked to the log-on page. Once you are logged in, you get control of the browser back and can do anything you can do at home. If a hotel or motel does not hve high sped Internet, then you have to use dial-up to an account that you already have. I have an Earthlink dial-up account, just in case some disaster strands me between towns, that have High Speed Internet. That has been my traveling account for about 14 years now. It comes in hande at least once or twice a year, when the DSL in some hotel malfunctions or is overloaded. No problem, I just dial up via Earthlink and send the Humor Letter out that way. Have FUN! Dear Webby

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