dial up/cable connection?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ycnan, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. ycnan macrumors newbie

    Mar 22, 2008
    First off, I did try searching for answers to my questions with no luck. So thank you ahead of time for your time and help. :)

    I recently bought my first Mac, a Macbook. I will be out of town staying at a hotel(Marriott) for several weeks. I have 2 options for internet connection in my room, dial up and broadband. What do I need to buy to connect to the internet in my room? Is there a separate cable for dial up than for broadband?

    I am currently reading more into the whole cell phone internet connection, but in case that doesn't work I need to connect to the internet somehow. I will pretty much be using my macbook for my online college classes and pretty much a form of entertainment.

    Thanks again for your help.
  2. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601


    Sep 16, 2007
    Northeastern Ohio
    If they don't offer wireless(which is rare if they don't) you can pick up a 6' RJ45 ethernet cable for a buck at your nearest dollar store to hook up to their broadband connection. To use the dial-up connection, you will need your own dial-up internet service provider, but that is so 20th century :p.

    You can use your cell phone as a modem but that can get expensive for the data charges unless you get a plan. Do you have a bluetooth phone? Because you can link your phone to your MacBook that way.
  3. taylor200588 macrumors regular


    Oct 18, 2007
    Arbroath, Scotland
    also if u go for the dial up option you will need Apples eternal dial up modem which is about £30 .... dont know what that in in $$$$
  4. ycnan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 22, 2008
    thank you

    I will probably avoid dial up. My phone does have bluetooth, but I don't have the actual blue tooth ear piece. I'm not sure if that matters.

    Thanks for your help.

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