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Old 08-02-2006, 12:51 PM   #15
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For FREE Hot Spots check out: http://www.wififreespot.com/
To see US State listings, scroll down the page about half way.

I see you are in Canada. For FREE WiFi Hotspots in your area Check out: http://www.wififreespot.com/can.html

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Blenz - Broadway and Heather
Blenz - 1201 Robson Street, at Bute (2 blocks west of Burrard) - 604-681-8092
Cafe Belligio - 783 Hornby
Caffe Sette - 818 Burrard St
Enigma Restaurant - 4397 West 10th Avenue - 604 222 6881
Fahrenheit Celsius Coffee - free with purchase (need key) - 1225 Burrard Street - (604) 682-6675
Interactive Cafe - Gastown - 107?12 Water Street - 604-687-2284
Jolly's Indian Bistro - 2778 W 4th Ave - 604-730-6929
La Solace Cafe - 4883 Mackenzie Street@west 33rd Avenue - 604.266.4029
La Vieille France Cafe - 380 Robson St
Libby's - 3429 Porter Street
Lupo Caffe Bar - 1016 West Georgia Street
Main Branch library - 4th floor
Mega Wraps Pita Bread - free w/purchase -878 West Broadway - (604) 874-3734
Melting Point Gallery - 1111 Commercial Drive - 604.254.3338
Our Town Café - 245 E. Broadway (Corner of Kingsway & Broadway)
Pedro's Organic Coffee - Main & 14th
Soma Cafe - Main & Broadway
Trees Organic Coffee -450 Granville Street - 604 684-5060
Take 5 Cafe - The United Kingdom Building - 429 Granville Street - 604.697.9090
The Jewel Cafe - 52 Alexander Street - 604-688-8075
The Kolachy Shop - 888 Beatty Street
THINK Cafe and Lounge - 4512 West 10th Ave. Yale Coffee - 850 Beatty St
Penny Farthing Inn - 2855 West 6th Avenue - (604)739-9002
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Old 08-02-2006, 01:31 PM   #16
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Thank you, thank you, thank you one and all! I know more about WIFI now than the guys who sold me this laptop.

Yes, we do have the right adapter. The g replaced the b so we are okay on that front. This model of IBM Notebook did not have a built-in connection. We needed the toys we have and they never charged us for the adapter when we bought the unit anyway.

I guess we assumed that we could pirate a signal at Starbucks. They charge so much for their coffee I was sure their signal would be free. Wrong! Not so.

Today we went out and I saw the connection made so I'm no longer a Doubting Thomas.

Bring on the open road - I can connect to FGRV as we travel. HOORAY!
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Old 08-02-2006, 05:08 PM   #17
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Old 08-03-2006, 12:23 AM   #18
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My experience is that even if you can't connect to a paid subscription system, you will get something from that system that gives you the opportunity to join and pay -- If everthing is working OK, you will get some indication that you are talking to the system and a login screen.

AFAIK, all 802.11g adapters are "backwards compatible" with 802.11b systems; they just drop back to the limited capacity of the "b" system, just like the modems did when things started to get faster but had to accomodate older computers.

Lots of free WiFi out there -- My local library system only allows one hour daily if you use their terminals but you can come in with a WiFi laptop and surf all day (even from the parking lot after hours if your adapter is strong enuf). Some of the ferries here in the Seattle area have free WiFi on board for commuters.
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Old 08-03-2006, 02:01 PM   #19
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..Lots of free WiFi out there -- My local library system only allows one hour daily if you use their terminals but you can come in with a WiFi laptop and surf all day (even from the parking lot after hours if your adapter is strong enuf)...
I can't help but pass on how I got my wi-fi router in the house to get a signal down to my Scamp in the backyard.


http://www.freeantennas.com/projects...te2/index.html

I built the parabolic reflector from this template out of a 3 liter soda bottle, lined the curved surface with tin foil, and used cardboard for the antenna frame.

Using this reflector boosed my signal tremendously! At least 50-70% better than without it.
This also makes your antenna directional, it can keep others from accessing your internet connection as well.

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All antennas that "boost" power (without an electronic amplifier) do so by concentrating the radiation and receive patterns into narrower beams -- Some do it by making a ball into a donut for slight gain, and some do it by making the ball into a very narrow beam (Yagi, etc.), kind of like the difference between a rifle (reaches out a long distance but must be carefully aimed to hit a target) and a hand grenade (not much aiming required but has a limited range).

One can actually set up an 802.11b network over several miles with line-of-sight and the appropriate directional antennas on both ends.
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