The rest of Part III, “Mobile Computing on the Road,” includes a lot of detailed tips, tricks, techniques, and information about connecting using your laptop with Intel Centrino mobile technology and Wi-Fi when you are on the road. This section introduces the basics related to using Wi-Fi on the go.
For starters, as I explained in the preceding section, “Understanding Wi-Fi Networks,” it's not enough to find a Wi-Fi wireless access point. Behind the scenes, the wireless access points need to be capable of providing access to the Internet, usually via a high speed cable or DSL connection.
Figure 8.3 shows you a pretty typical example of how this might work behind the scenes.
With your Wi-Fi device happily ...