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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Wi-Fi® Wireless Networking by Harold Davis

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Loading Software Before You Go

As an experienced road warrior, it is likely that you already know what software to load into your laptop (or PDA) before you leave. It's still worth observing that there is no guarantee that you will be able to access the Internet just because you have Wi-Fi–enabled equipment. You need to plan to be self-sufficient. This means loading the software you'll need before you go. At a minimum, you should probably bring on your computer or PDA:

  • Drivers and related software for your Wi-Fi card (see Chapter 8, “Adding Wi-Fi to a Mobile Computer,” for more information about the software that might be required).

  • Wi-Fi hotspot directory information (see the next section, “Taking Hotspot Info with You,” for more information). ...

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