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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 30, 2005 2:51:09 PM

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I am thinking about replacing my Desktop Computer, where I use the Internet
every day, with a Laptop but I haven't got a clue how a Laptop connects to
the internet.

I plan on using it at home (away from the kids) and using it to email when
I'm away on holiday.

Any help would be appreciated.

Many thanks
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 30, 2005 5:09:01 PM

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Almost all new laptop computers include an internal modem and a network
device. All you need to do is select your ISP (Internet Service Provider) and
install their software. Your ISP and assist you with this.

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

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"gripper" wrote:

|I am thinking about replacing my Desktop Computer, where I use the Internet
| every day, with a Laptop but I haven't got a clue how a Laptop connects to
| the internet.
|
| I plan on using it at home (away from the kids) and using it to email when
| I'm away on holiday.
|
| Any help would be appreciated.
|
| Many thanks
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 30, 2005 5:57:08 PM

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"gripper" <gripper@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8E80F733-459D-4B42-90DD-9BEF9132C165@microsoft.com...
> I am thinking about replacing my Desktop Computer, where I use the
Internet
> every day, with a Laptop but I haven't got a clue how a Laptop connects to
> the internet.
>
> I plan on using it at home (away from the kids) and using it to email when
> I'm away on holiday.
>
> Any help would be appreciated.
>
> Many thanks

Laptops connect in the same way as desktops. Most laptops these days come
with both RJ-45 network jacks and wireless network adapters, as well as a
modem.

So, how you connect depends on how you connect now. If you use dialup -
use the modem. If you use a hispeed connection - use the network jack.
If you have a wireless router - use the wireless card, properly configured.

HTH
-pk
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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 30, 2005 6:34:47 PM

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In news:8E80F733-459D-4B42-90DD-9BEF9132C165@microsoft.com,
gripper <gripper@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

> I am thinking about replacing my Desktop Computer, where I use
> the
> Internet every day, with a Laptop but I haven't got a clue how
> a
> Laptop connects to the internet.


The same way as a desktop computer: either through a modem, or
through a network connection (wired or wireless) to a router or
computer connected to the internet. The fact that it's a laptop
doesn't make any difference at all.

Or am I misunderstanding your question?

--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
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August 31, 2005 12:18:44 AM

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same way as a desktop

"gripper" <gripper@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8E80F733-459D-4B42-90DD-9BEF9132C165@microsoft.com...
> I am thinking about replacing my Desktop Computer, where I use the
Internet
> every day, with a Laptop but I haven't got a clue how a Laptop connects to
> the internet.
>
> I plan on using it at home (away from the kids) and using it to email when
> I'm away on holiday.
>
> Any help would be appreciated.
>
> Many thanks
>
>
>
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