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Chapter 7. Taking It on the Road > Other Preparation

Other Preparation

Although searching for wireless networks that you can use while en route and at your destination is the most important preparation you can do, you should also gather a number of other pieces of information. Plus, you should make sure your laptop is ready to go; we offer some advice on that as well. Failing to make these preparations ahead of time won't necessarily prevent you from using a wireless Internet connection while you're away, but you may have to spend a long time downloading and configuring software.

Access Accounts

Most of the for-fee networks we discuss earlier in this chapter require accounts for even casual access, and a number of them require that you use custom software. Some, such as Boingo, offer a free download of the required software along with free account setup. You pay fees only when you opt into a service session or a subscription plan.


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