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Topic # 59213 30-Mar-2010 08:07
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We are going to the US for a holiday next week and are taking a netbook with us. Some of the places we are staying in have "free internet" but not wireless. Does any one know what sort of cable we will need to connect the netbook - is it the same as we use here to connect to the phone line, or do we need an ethernet-type cable, or something else? Probably a dumb question but I have no idea. Thanks

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  Reply # 312722 30-Mar-2010 08:29
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I would imagine it would be a ethernet cable.  You would need a patch lead as opposed to a crossover cable.

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  Reply # 312725 30-Mar-2010 08:35
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The places generally that have free internet have a cable for you to plug straight into the LAN port



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  Reply # 312801 30-Mar-2010 12:19
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johnr: The places generally that have free internet have a cable for you to plug straight into the LAN port


Yep, that makes sense- thanks johnr

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  Reply # 313150 30-Mar-2010 21:37
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johnr: The places generally that have free internet have a cable for you to plug straight into the LAN port


I still carry a small standard ethernet 2M patch lead with me as part of my "mobile office"  (I.e. my work laptop and what I need to do for my job) - it's light and it means as long as Wifi or a live ethernet port is available I can peruse GZ :-)



 

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  Reply # 313153 30-Mar-2010 21:40
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Most hotels will have an ethernet cable on the desk (or in a drawer) for you to use. I never carry a cable with me when traveling.




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