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Topic # 15448 23-Aug-2007 14:49
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Hi

I understand that you can take your...in my case a SPA2102 with you...to use to make calls. The question is do I need a laptop
as well, or can I just take along my little gray box and just plug into a broadband connection say from a hotel, then plug in the
hotel phone.

Thanks
Warrick




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  Reply # 83492 23-Aug-2007 15:09
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Yes you can I do it myself, most hotels have a logon screen first, so you would plug your laptop into the lan, wan goes to the Hotel , sign up for the day and then away you go should be all good, however Hotel Phones are usallly digital and won't work on your 2102 .




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  Reply # 83494 23-Aug-2007 15:21
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maverick: Yes you can I do it myself, most hotels have a logon screen first, so you would plug your laptop into the lan, wan goes to the Hotel , sign up for the day and then away you go should be all good, however Hotel Phones are usallly digital and won't work on your 2102 .


So I need a laptop then ? The problem is I don't have a laptop so it won't work without a laptop ?




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  Reply # 83495 23-Aug-2007 15:25
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Yes generally, hotels require you to logon to the network first and sign up before they allow internet access, the only way to do that is to have a PC / Laptop to plug into the connection in your hotel room , other wise anyone could just logon and use the the net, and you know how much hotels hate to give away free stuff....Cry




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  Reply # 83496 23-Aug-2007 15:33
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maverick: Yes generally, hotels require you to logon to the network first and sign up before they allow internet access, the only way to do that is to have a PC / Laptop to plug into the connection in your hotel room , other wise anyone could just logon and use the the net, and you know how much hotels hate to give away free stuff....Cry


Thanks for that.....Oh well have to go and get a laptop.




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  Reply # 83501 23-Aug-2007 15:48
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get an el-cheapo one, off trade me, or a new one for sub-$1000 which still good for most things to do. Alternatively, you can use a WWAN router, and with your VFX plug and you got yourself a mobile "home" network :-D

You don't have to pay for hotel internet access and you don't need a laptop once you got the WWAN AP set up.




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  Reply # 83505 23-Aug-2007 15:59
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chiefie: get an el-cheapo one, off trade me, or a new one for sub-$1000 which still good for most things to do. Alternatively, you can use a WWAN router, and with your VFX plug and you got yourself a mobile "home" network :-D



You don't have to pay for hotel internet access and you don't need a laptop once you got the WWAN AP set up.


can you  tell me more about the WWAN router set up...send me a PM if you wish.




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  Reply # 83510 23-Aug-2007 16:36
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Well you will need either Telecom's Data Card, or Vodafone's Connect Card, and a Wireless WAN router, where you plug either of the PCMCIA card into it. Set it up like a router, and then you can bring it along wherever you go, as long as there's CDMA or UMTS/HSDPA coverage.

It's not a free, but if you want to avoid the purchase and lugging a laptop around, this probably be ideal.




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