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    Congratulations! Don't forget, until you get your Verizon card you can always stop by a Panera Bread location for great food and FREE WiFi access.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingsfan626 View Post
    ... What you'll need is either a laptop with wifi built in or buy a PC card/usb wireless network card. Also you'll have to sign up and pay for wireless service at starbucks. They offer price per day ($9.99/day or $29.99 month) but again you'll only be able to use it at a hotspot plus there's no security and since you plan to log on and download/upload valiable LGK data this might not be the best way. ....
    You mean "poor security" (not no security), right?

    Can someone tell us what is so bad about WiFi access in terms of security? If I put one of the McAfee bundles (3-in-1, 5-in-1, etc.,) on the laptop, how is it still not secure when poking around the internet inside StarBucks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnderTheGUN View Post
    Congratulations! Don't forget, until you get your Verizon card you can always stop by a Panera Bread location for great food and FREE WiFi access.
    You mean, like here:

    http://www.panerabread.com/cafes/find.php

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    Ok, I've got another laptop question, and hope it can be answered here w/o me starting another thread:

    Regular 'white box' PCs often have PCI cards for specialized sound cards from Creative or Turtle Beach, etc.,

    Laptops clearly don't have that. What am I going to miss out on audio-wise (besides volume level / speaker-driving capacity) by having a laptop instead of a 'white box' PC?

    If I want to strip-out some audio from a movie DVD, what software will I need and can it be done on a laptop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rinkrat View Post
    .... I am still tempted to get the 60 dollar Verizon plan so I can have total freedom. I'll see how this goes for now and weigh the advantages. ...
    Make sure you understand what kind of slot for an aircard your laptop has. I'm thinking of getting an HP laptop, but all their models use the latest ExpressCard technology, yet none of the cell phone providers (the south bay stores for Verizon, TMobile, Sprint, Cingular anyway) were selling ExpressCard aircards as of 6 weeks ago .... they were still only selling the older PCCard technology .... and could not (or would not) tell me when ExpressCards were arriving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beingbobbyorr View Post
    Make sure you understand what kind of slot for an aircard your laptop has. I'm thinking of getting an HP laptop, but all their models use the latest ExpressCard technology, yet none of the cell phone providers (the south bay stores for Verizon, TMobile, Sprint, Cingular anyway) were selling ExpressCard aircards as of 6 weeks ago .... they were still only selling the older PCCard technology .... and could not (or would not) tell me when ExpressCards were arriving.
    Verizon has had the express card since Sept or so. You just be dealing with dumb people. Sprint/nextel also offers USB option.

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    RR instead of Norton, go to www.download.com and type in avg free.. scroll down and find avg free 7.5 for download. Use that. Its free and great AV software. Make sure to setup WEP on your wireless router, and you should be fine with just AVG.
    And thats how you get ants!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beingbobbyorr
    Ok, I've got another laptop question, and hope it can be answered here w/o me starting another thread:

    Regular 'white box' PCs often have PCI cards for specialized sound cards from Creative or Turtle Beach, etc.,

    Laptops clearly don't have that. What am I going to miss out on audio-wise (besides volume level / speaker-driving capacity) by having a laptop instead of a 'white box' PC?

    If I want to strip-out some audio from a movie DVD, what software will I need and can it be done on a laptop?
    Creative makes a USB sound card. I don't know about the quality, but I would assume its better than the onboard sound card.
    And thats how you get ants!

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    OK to set up WEP you put in a password and it kicks out some numbers, what to I do with those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creeping Death View Post
    RR instead of Norton, go to www.download.com and type in avg free.. scroll down and find avg free 7.5 for download. Use that. Its free and great AV software. Make sure to setup WEP on your wireless router, and you should be fine with just AVG.

    OK I got it and installed it.

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