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Windows 7: laptop internet connection dilema

20 May 2010   #1
longshanks

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laptop internet connection dilema

I have bought a laptop i have sky broadband and a sky router.i have set the laptop to the number on the back of the router.and everything works great.
heres my question when i take it outside i/e in the car the internet dos'nt work.
i thought the object of a laptop was to take it anywhere.what am i doing wrong.
can anybody help.


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20 May 2010   #2
joel406

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/x86 Windows 7 Pro x64/x86 Windows 7 Home Premium x64/x86
 
 

If you are connecting wirelessly to the internet your sky router will only reach about 300 feet if it is a G router.

Your laptop is portable and will go anywhere. But dont expect your internet provider to follow you around like a puppy.
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20 May 2010   #3
longshanks

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laptop dilema

So your smarter than me ??. the first part of your answer was all that was required. the second part show's you up.
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20 May 2010   #4
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

If you also have a cell-phone and it allows tethering you can do this: http://www.ehow.com/how_4480859_teth...t-laptop.htmle

That will allow you to use your laptop anywhere you go as long as you have phone signal. All the cell phone companies are different, so check with your carrier and see if they offer it.

Make sure you know what the data plan is so you know what you are allowed to do with tethering and any costs associated with it.
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20 May 2010   #5
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

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23 May 2010   #6
longshanks

windows 7
 
 

thank's Thorson not sure if i want to get into a monthly payment,but cheers anyway.
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23 May 2010   #7
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

As I assume you are in the UK - the phone providers provide mobile internet dongles on a pay as you go basis. for example t-Mobile offer 2/day - 7/week - 15 month.

This may be useful if you need occasional net access when not at home or where free wireless hot-spots are not available
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24 May 2010   #8
longshanks

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Thanks Barman,that's great i will cetainly look into that.better info than i got off that( SENILE member joel 406).
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24 May 2010   #9
metalmania31

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by longshanks View Post
Thanks Barman,that's great i will cetainly look into that.better info than i got off that( SENILE member joel 406).
What Joel said made a very good point. That you don't understand fully how your router and internet connection works or you're expecting way too much from the routers capabilities.
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