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Computer Hook-up Question

Tsonga
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Computer Hook-up Question

I am off to the States in a few weeks for work. The hotel I will be staying in advertises 1) Computer Hook-up in all rooms 2) Free Wireless High Speed Internet Access within the hotel.
I wonder whether there is any point in taking my laptop with me (I would like to stay in touch with my husband using MSN Messenger). What does "Computer Hook-up" mean? And is my UK Wireless card likely to work with US WiFi?
Thanks for your help!
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Re: Computer Hook-up Question

Your wi-fi card will work in the US, the standards are the same world over.
Hook up is either an ethernet point or a telephone point for a modem. But as you have a wireless card I wouldn't worry about it.
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Tsonga
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Re: Computer Hook-up Question

Thanks for the ultra quick answer! I'm glad to know I will be able to use wifi to connect over there!  Smiley
MuppetGrinder
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Re: Computer Hook-up Question

I'd take an ethernet cable anyways, WiFi signals within the actual rooms of hotels have a habit of being really week because the hoteliers focus on the comunal areas when placing the WAP's and Relays.
Just my thoughts on it
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Re: Computer Hook-up Question

Also, I'm not certain about this, but isn't there some variation in WiFi standards in different countries - something to do with the channels if I recall correctly?
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Re: Computer Hook-up Question

Don't know about that that but there won't be a problem in the US.
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Re: Computer Hook-up Question

Just done some googling and it seems that channels 12 and 13 can't be used in the US, so I guess that's something to be aware of when using European WiFi equipment over there.
Tsonga
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Re: Computer Hook-up Question

Thanks for all the advice!  Smiley