wifi/internet on the road

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sniperhunter, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. sniperhunter macrumors newbie

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    SO if i travel alot on the road what am i looking for as far as internet access while im on the side of the interstate and such?? any specific carrier recommendations??? a connection good enough for some world of warcraft action maybe?
     
  2. alansmallen macrumors 6502a

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  3. kfordham281 macrumors 6502

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    You need a mobile broadband connection. Playing games though isn't likely....data yes, anything else, probably not.
     
  4. e12a macrumors 68000

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    dont expect to get a high bandwidth connection.

    For a while verizon had a "hidden" network that would allow internet connections but they've phased it out as far as i know. I used my phone as a modem and connected my MBP via bluetooth. I cant log in anymore haha.
     
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  6. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

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    Tethering a 3g cell phone is going to be your cheapest option, and the better (but less cheap) option is to buy a dongle from Verizon, Cingular or Sprint (the 3g carriers) that will give you access anywhere.

    Or clearwire off a car battery.

    Don't expect to game with any of these though...
     
  7. Zeos macrumors 6502

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    Sprint has surprisingly good coverage for $60/mo. I use it for work and rarely find a dead spot. There are areas with slow connections, but if you're on an interstate road, chances are you'll have a good connection.
     

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