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Wireless Connection from Singtel

Postby Guest » Fri, 11 Feb 2005 6:02 pm

Hi guys, I am planning to buy a pc soon but the thing is i am not quite sure if i will be needing a broadband connection because I will be just using this for chatting (with voice, headset) with my bf because calling over the phone is quite expensive for me. i heard there is this wireless connection from Singtel though. I think it is $5.xx something per month. But do I have to go to places where wireless are installed just to connect to the internet?

i hope you could enlighten me. thanks! =)

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Re: Wireless Connection from Singtel

Postby Sonus » Fri, 11 Feb 2005 9:54 pm

Anonymous wrote:But do I have to go to places where wireless are installed just to connect to the internet?


Yup, you need to go to those places consider as hotspots.

http://asia.cnet.com/reviews/hardware/n ... 240,00.htm

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Postby techie » Mon, 14 Feb 2005 6:54 am

VOIP (Voice Over IP) will most likely only work on broadband. Skype in particular will only work over broadband.

When you get broadband, a cable modem will be installed in your place. If this modem is close enough to your PC, you can wire it directly to your PC. Otherwise you might want to consider getting wireless. If there are other computers where you live, then you should definitely consider wireless. With wireless all your computers can share the one internet connection easily.

For wireless at home you will need a wireless router as well as some sort of wireless card for each device that is connecting to your wireless network.

By the sounds of things, you don't need wireless.

Wireless hot spots around town are for wireless net access on the go. eg. if you have a laptop or wifi PDA and you want to connect to the net. Just find your nearest hotspot and connect. This is a very different scenario to connecting your home PC to the net.

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thank you

Postby Guest » Mon, 14 Feb 2005 12:48 pm

hey thanks for the response. =) so it means that i need to go to these hotspots to be able to connect to the net for free? is that it? or i still have to subscribe from the ISP?

p.s.
thanks for explaining the wireless thing also, at least now i have an idea. =)

techie

Postby techie » Tue, 15 Feb 2005 8:08 am

Hotspots are for mobile net access and generally not free.
Your original question was about home computing and therefore hotspots aren't even an issue. Whether or not you have wireless at home is your decision, but your net access at home is provided by your cable/DSL modem, not your wireless device.

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Postby Guest » Thu, 17 Feb 2005 1:46 pm

oh.. it's an added knowledge for me though. thanks :)

Guest

Postby Guest » Mon, 21 Mar 2005 5:31 pm

hi techie, do u happen to know if it is possible for me to bring my notebook in a coffee shop to access the internet or do i have to sign up just to do this?

does it mean that some people that i see from the coffee shop subscribed for this kind of service? is this the same thing that i saw from Singtel website, that says $10 plus per month? Is it really fixed $10+/month or aside from the $10, I have to pay for an extra charge per min? so it means the $10 plus + extra charges (the per min., if there's any).

Hope you could help me clear things out. Thanks!

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Postby gotta_think » Sun, 03 Apr 2005 1:45 am

up

G u e s t

Postby G u e s t » Wed, 20 Apr 2005 5:12 pm

yes
free wireless hotspot
at macdonald : )


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