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Topic # 3771 1-Apr-2005 09:31
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i'm sorry to all you experienced pocket pc users but i am young and stupid. what is wifi? and does it allow you to connect to the internet wirelessly? and if not then how the hell do i get this think connected to the internet without having it attached to the cradle.
I have a toshiba e350 and without the internet it seems wasted.

thanks to all
-philip somjen

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  Reply # 13907 1-Apr-2005 14:32
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Think of Wifi as a wireless version of a conventional network.

It will allow you to have internet access quite easily... its transfer speeds are higher than Bluetooth (if you use internet sharing via that) too, 11mbps for 801.11?b (can never get the numbers right) and upto 54mbps on the g version.

To get things connected you need at least one other computer with a wireless card. That will be able to get a adhoc network set up. If you have a wireless router... all the better.

For specific instructions - we'd need to know what setup you have (ie. Wireless router/access point or just another pc with a wireless netcard.).

Hope this helped.




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Reply # 13976 5-Apr-2005 06:23
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i am only 16 so i am still a bit baffled. could you tell me what i need to buy in order to get connected. i am on a wireless broadband website and its got loads of stuff, i don't know what i need.
its got :
access points
bridges
combined modem/routers
desktop adaptors
etc, they are all on broadbandstuff.co.uk

or can i use my dial up connection. i have tesco.net and i don't know the dial up number, ports o anything?

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