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Chapter 3. Wi-Fi on the Road > Finding Wireless Networks

3.2. Finding Wireless Networks

Finding commercial wireless operators is easy — very often you can identify the signage hanging outside a coffee house or on the walls of a hotel lobby. If not, when you power up your Windows XP computer equipped with a wireless card, it will display a list of wireless networks available. Examining the SSIDs (see Chapter 2 for more information on SSIDs) will often allow you to identify the network operator instantly.

This section focuses on how you can locate wireless networks when on the road. It is useful as a guide to help you look out for wireless networks in places such as hotels, coffee houses, or libraries.


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