Wireless everywhere Internet ?

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Yanick, Jan 14, 2004.

  1. Yanick

    Yanick Guest

    Hi,

    My father just bought a laptop and he asked me if he could have a wireless connection that would let him access Internet anywhere he would be. Does it exist ?

    Thank you
     
  2. Mirlyn

    Mirlyn Guest

    Yes and no.

    Dunno about Canada, but companies like Sprint and TMobile offer plans which use PCMCIA GSM/CDMA cards that run off their network to give you internet access.

    Traditional WiFi (802.11) can't (for the most part) offer widespread mobile connections due to the nature of the signal.
     
  3. 01000101

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    look in the most recent issue of wired magazine, there was an article about that. its the one with the red cover and the story about human cloning. just hit shelves about a week ago, so you should be able to find it with little effort
     
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  5. pookrat

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    Bluetooth Cell Phone is prolly the best way to go. Most of your PC Card or CF CDMA/GSM devices require you buy a hefty service plan. It should be cheaper just to use the Cell Phones connection. But just check with your cellular provider. I use sprint and I don't have a clue about that type of thing in Canada.
     
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    you can get a data cable for your phone and do it that way...
     
  7. Mirlyn

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    Thats what I do....usb data cable to a sprint vision phone.
     
  8. Tosh

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    What about 1X technology... 5x faster then dial up I'm told...

    Anyone try it?
     
  9. Mirlyn

    Mirlyn Guest

    I do believe Sprint similar in price but is capped by a monthly download quota.

    All boils down to what you've got for service up there.
     

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