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Old 07-29-2005, 05:16 PM   #1
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Hey so I leave for Japan in like 3 weeks and I just ordered my lap top, Im new to a laptop and not sure if Ill need anything to make the wireless workable there? or if anyone else has any other comments on computing overseas or specifically in japan thatd be awesome.......
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Old 07-29-2005, 09:09 PM   #2
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all you should need is the wireless car or device and you should be set.
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Right on man thanks, I was hoping for a simple answer

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If its a new laptop $20 says it has a built in wifi card.

So you dont have to buy anything.



Which brand and how much did you pay?
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its a dell and it does have the built in wireless i know that much, its the inspiron 6000 i think it totaled around 1200 with a few other things and upgrades, but that was with like 20-30% off through dell .com
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There are three standards of wireless internet in the world right now. type "B" type "G" and pre "N" (which is basically a fancier way of saying "G".

Now the nice thing about all three is they are all backwards compatible. Meaning that G and B can both work off a pre N router and vice versa. YOur dell will have a "G" wifi networking card built in. its speed is maxed at about 54 mpbs.


when you get your laptop all set up and ready to go you can have it detect and connect to any wifi "hotspots"

I am sure Japan will be loaded with them, if they arent, park yourself out front of a hotel. All hotels are set up with wirless internet for traveling business men.

I cannot see you needing anything. Its a universal product and everything should be golden.
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Very cool, thanks for the help, good to know i will be able to use the laptop there
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All hotels are set up with wirless internet for traveling business men.
Just bear in mind that many are not free. You will come upon a password page when you try to open up explorer. You may have to experiemnt. You might have better luck with cafes and the like.

This website actually has some info on Tokyo wireless. Good luck.
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Well one note I should have mentioned is that I am not backpacking on this trip it is for school so primarily I will be computing on campus so all should be well I think
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Just bear in mind that EVERYTHING CAN BE* free, You will come upon a password pageIF YOU KNOW HOW YOU CAN BYPASS THE PASSWORD when you try to open up explorer.
Fixed it.
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