How Do Laptops Connect to the Internet?

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You can connect your laptop to the internet by using it in an area where there is a wireless WiFi connection and if you have a wireless card installed. High speed cable services and the dial up connections can also be useful if you laptop has a data port. In addition, it is possible to use modems and cell phone connections to access the internet.
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If you have a wireless contract you can connect at a hotspot with your laptop. Alternatively you would connect to the internet at home, on your laptop, via your modem in the same way you would with your desktop computer.
To connect your laptop to the internet, configure your laptop internet setting appropriately or if in doubt contact your internet service providers. There may be need for additional hardware before you can attain a working internet connection.
There are different ways to connect a laptop to the internet:- network cable using LJMU LAN (Local Area Network) or another LAN elsewhere , phone line using LJMU Dial-up or another ISP (Internet Service Provider) , wireless network using Wireless zones at LJMU or elsewhere. For example, via the use of a network cable (LAN) elsewhere; plug the laptop into the network there and power on. It should look for the DHCP server and get an IP address automatically so that you have access to the Internet.
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