Need help with Internet access with a laptop.
February 18, 2008 2:48 PM Subscribe
I have a couple of questions about accessing the internet when travelling with a laptop for the first time.
posted by valleys to computers & internet (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Questions about travelling with a laptop which I've been given for work:
1) I assume wi-fi is available in most airports? I also assume it is not free. (Feel free to correct my assumptions!) How much will I typically pay for internet access? How does it work? Have laptop search for available networks, select one, follow the instructions, feed in credit card number? I assume this is relatively safe?
(I'll be in Toronto Pearson, Heathrow, Dhaka, various airports in India.)
2) In Bangladesh and India, if I don't get internet where I'm staying, can I take the laptop to an internet cafe and connect, or is it necessary to use their PCs? I'll have a power adaptor and network cable with me. Any security concerns? I've read about various means to thwart keyloggers if I'm using cafe computers, but enough to know that they're not perfect. What about if I'm using my own laptop ... any network concerns?
Any other advice? (Dell laptop running XP)