oldbeefer2 13:39 16 Sep 08

Just bought a laptop which my wife is going to take on holiday to Oz. It's wireless enabled. How does the HotSpot system work - ie, does she need to subscribe to 'a deal', are they free, how to connect - any info for a WiFi virgin would be welcome.

  peter99co 13:54 16 Sep 08

It all depends on where you are.

Some Hotspots are found near Starbuck's coffee shops, Hotels and Airports.

Hotspot cards can be purchased but can be expensive. They can last a day or a week or longer. It depends on who you purchase them from.

  oldbeefer2 14:10 16 Sep 08

Thanks Peter. I'm thinking of while she is at airports en route and in Oz. Do you know if these cards are local or worldwide and/or where they can be found?

  Technotiger 14:17 16 Sep 08

Google for Free WiFi Hotspots, and name the areas you are going to, you will then be able to see/print a list of hotspots.

  oldbeefer2 14:51 16 Sep 08

So what happens, does the laptop connect automatically to the nearest/strongest signal? Like I said, WiFi virgin!

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