How to Get Free Wireless Internet on a Laptop

In 2005, the United States manufactured more than 15 million laptops with wireless Internet capability. More free and open wireless networks, Wi-Fi hot spots, are becoming available to laptop users. Getting free wireless Internet on laptops becomes easier each year as more Wi-Fi hot spots become available.

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Wireless Internet availabilty is expected to grow over the years.

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Go to an area with an open wireless network. Many businesses such as restaurants, cafes and hotels have open wireless networks. Some locations that commonly have open wireless networks are Dunkin' Donuts, Cosi, McDonald's, Atlanta Bread Co. and Panera Bread. Most public libraries and airports also have open wireless networks.

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Turn your wireless radio on. Your laptop should have a switch or button on the surface of the computer. Press or flip the button or switch to turn on the wireless radio.

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Open your wireless network connections.

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Search for available wireless networks.

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Click the open wireless network for the establishment you are visiting and connect to it.