Getting A Laptop, Hows WiFi Work?

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  1. trust_no_one

    trust_no_one Rookie

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    So I'm gonna get myself a nice cheap laptop (~$300) that I can take to the local pub, have a brew and use their WiFi. Question: what do I need to do to get my laptop on their WiFi?
     
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  2. Paradox

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    most laptops have a little switch somewhere you can flip to access wifi. make sure its on, click on your internet setting and search for available networks. if its public there usually isnt a password.
     
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  3. trust_no_one

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    Sweet, so any recommendations? Netbook, notebook, wtf? I just want something I can use to dl totally legal stuff and hook up to the TV to watch. Also if it can burn CDs/DVDs thats a plus.
     
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    It's impossible to buy a brand new laptop without built in wi-fi today.
     
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    wi-fi, how does it work? fucking miracles.
     
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  6. Warlock

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    If you're tripping acid, you can see the wireless information O.O
     
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  7. used44

    used44 Forum Moderator
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    Magic Internet dust flies through the air and into your PC's tubes.
     
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  8. Bretimus_v2

    Bretimus_v2 Hey kiddo!

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    Wait, the router is pollenating my PC?
     
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    heheheh that's awesome, Mikey
     
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  11. trust_no_one

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    Doesn't have to be new, I just want a cheap laptop with WiFi and CD/DVD burning capabilities.
     
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  12. madster111

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    Then you might want to take a look at 95% of the laptops made within the last 5 years.

    Pretty sure they'll have that.
     
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  13. trust_no_one

    trust_no_one Rookie

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    ^^ Alot don't have DVD burning (cheap ones anyway). I was wondering about the WiFi as in do I need something for it or is it all inside.

    Anyway got an Acer for under $400, details later going pirating!
     
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    I got an HP for 300$, ultra-lightweight (under 3 pounds) and I just got an external DVD-RW drive for it, so i can burn and watch DVDs on it, or plug it into my TV and watch movies/shows/play small games (Such as Command & Conquer Tiberian Sun, for free, link is on GR under the game) and listen to my music and such, it's really all I need. I have a massive gaming PC with quad-core processor and nVidia 9800GT card if I want PC gaming, but I have a 360 (Just got it) and a PS3 (Year and a half old) so, I don't use it much.

    EDIT: And yes, my e-peen is far larger than yours after this statement. :p 8)
     
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  15. MikeyVassallo

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    Hey new mods, this would be an example of a topic that belongs in the PC forums.
     
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