Old 15-03-2006, 18:33   #1 (permalink)
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Broadband

I'm meant to be taking my Mac up to London next week and was wondering if I could use my broadband modem up there.
Is it just as simple as plugging my modem into my computer and the phone line and using my username and password, just as I would back home. Or is it 'bound' to my phone number or something?
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Old 15-03-2006, 19:19   #2 (permalink)
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I believe it's bound to your phone line - assuming you have DSL.

I could be wrong, though, but I'm fairly certain.
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Old 15-03-2006, 19:21   #3 (permalink)
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I believe PGO is right but I'm no expert either. If you have a wireless card then you might be able to hop onto someone elses network and access that way.
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Old 15-03-2006, 19:37   #4 (permalink)
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Yes it is bound to your line.
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Old 15-03-2006, 20:11   #5 (permalink)
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Bugger...
Yeh i've got wireless thinger, I'll try and leach off someones when i'm up there.
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Old 16-03-2006, 08:43   #6 (permalink)
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Trouble is though, people are locking down loads after stories like this:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4721723.stm

So beware team-andy. (I almost got caught, but you can get s/w that masks yours tracks if you really need the www)...just putting you lot in the know.
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Old 16-03-2006, 10:47   #7 (permalink)
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almost every hotel, coffee shop and macky d's offer wireless web access. most unis and librarys will offer it i'm sure too.

i've been able to pick up a free wifi point whilst sitting in many a london boozer.
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Old 16-03-2006, 10:57   #8 (permalink)
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True, however most half decent hotels nowdays lockdown their wi-fi and you can only surf via VPN using iPass Connect, instant VISA (cc payment) or of the like.

MC D's is the obvious choice....free wi-fi all round last time I surfed in there on the go.

And of course your local London boozer!
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