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Internet Connecting in Europe - [Answered]
« on: August 01, 2015, 04:17:42 pm »
This is no doubt a silly question, but would my wife connect to a wifi spot on this Asus netbook in France just like she does here in the US?  There isn't anything that Europe does differently connectivity-wise like they do electrically, 220 volt vs our 120 v?  Usually here at home in a hotel or otherwise I'd just left click the wireless icon in the taskbar tray and the list of available connections would pop up and when clicking one, like a hotel, entering their password would grant access to the Internet.

My wife is visiting Paris for the first time and we wondered if the protocols in Europe are different - if she'd have any difficulties connecting?  I suspect it is all the same worldwide but I've never been to Europe in the internet age.

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Re: Internet Connecting in Europe
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2015, 04:21:51 pm »
As far as I know, it shouldn't be any different.  WIFI standards are pretty universal.

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Re: Internet Connecting in Europe
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2015, 04:26:50 pm »
It'll be exactly the same .. networkmanager and the 802.11 wireless standards for connectivity are the same.

Channel frequencies may differ, but that'll be taken care of for you when setting up the connection .. channel frequencies don't require user input (they're negotiated by the hardware), so the procedure for creating a wireless connection will be exactly the same as the US ;)
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Re: Internet Connecting in Europe
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2015, 04:42:59 pm »
Hi starchase, this is just a thought.  If you haven't already done this.  It might be a good idea to set your wife up with a VPN connection to use in the WiFi hotspots and other public Wifi areas.  It's always better to be safe than sorry, especially in a high tourist area like Paris.  The wolves are out there and they are sniffing  ;)!
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Re: Internet Connecting in Europe
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2015, 04:45:46 pm »
Hi starchase,


Yes, as PCNetSpec says: no difference. I travel to the USA (from Germany) with a notebook bought in Germany and connect as if I were still in Germany. During my last extended visit in the USA I purchased a notebook and brought it to Germany. Same thing: no problems, identical procedure.


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Re: Internet Connecting in Europe - Answered
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2015, 05:49:48 pm »
There you go, I thought would be a silly question.  Thanks for all the answers.   

I wish I knew how to set up a VPN my wife would have no issues with!   8)
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Re: Internet Connecting in Europe - Answered
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2015, 06:26:23 pm »
There you go, I thought would be a silly question.  Thanks for all the answers.   

I wish I knew how to set up a VPN my wife would have no issues with!   8)
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Re: Internet Connecting in Europe - Answered
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2015, 08:28:50 pm »
There you go, I thought would be a silly question.

Not really.  It was merely something you were uncertain about.  It's better to ask and have a solid answer than to not ask and keep wondering.   :)