wifi in Europe

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    Hi, off to France for 6 weeks in about a fortnight, any suggestions for the best value roaming sim for my laptop please?
     
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    hi best is an alfa wifi antenna . i get good use out of mine.
     
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    Thanks for that

    Looks clever, but do I need a sim card?
     
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    wifi and mobile broadband are two totally different technologies. wifi is the same as used at home, just you connect to somebody elses router. mobile broadband uses a sim card like in mobile phones to connect to mobile phone network using a dongle (modem) or mifi (mobile router)
     
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    Doh! shpws you I know just enough to be dangerous!!

    So the question now is:- whats the best mobile broadband value in Europe please?
     
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    yes . i use a dongle here in uk .,but when away i use the alfa . not guaranteed to get anything but 9 out of 10 places you can. works for me . so long as you can use the computer what more do you want .
    the other way is get a dongle over there or have yours opened to accept other sim cards .
    i thought about it but having tried the alfa . stuck with it .
     
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    So to be crude about it, with this piece of kit you can blag onto an unprotected/ unsecured network?

    Cheers
     
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    yes , in many places specially in spain you can use the village wifi for a couple of hours for free .if you need more go to the offices and pay a small fee. many bars etc let you .plus hotels etc . i have been quite along way from anybody and picked up free wifi. mind these days you can get antenna,s that pick it up from several km,s . abroad recreation centers very often have a free one as well.
     
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    Great - the froggies might not be quite so generous!!
     
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