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Wireless Internet access
I''m trying out a WLAN adapter (D-Link DWL-120+) on my laptop. It plugs into the USB port and has an antenna device that goes searching for signals (some free I''m told) to hook up to the internet. It''s working great right now in Ayamonte, Spain with a router on top of a building only a quarter of a mile away and my searching antenna on top of the deck outside.
But since I got it I hear that I can do the same thing with a PCMCIA card which does not have a cord, it just plugs into my PC card slot and so it''s not as bulky to carry around an airport etc. It''s also chaper here in Spain. Has anyone had any experience with these? Which one is better?
Is it really possible to get access (free preferable) around the Mediterranean using one of these? Or can I get on a plan with my mobile phone (that''s cheap) and then just get another SIM card when I get to a new country? What''s the best thing to do? I''m new at all this.Thanks.