Thu 4 Mar, 2004 12:55 pm
Wow, for once I have a REAL question:
I'm going to NY for 2 weeks. I have a laptop my friend recently gave me...I've never really used it, nor have I ever used the internet anywhere other than work or home.
Assuming my hotel has an internet connection, how can I use the internet while away using my computer? My home connection is Comcast, is there a way to use that account? Am I better off using one of those free AOL discs? As of now I think the laptop is pretty much empty, but I'm not sure.
Sing it loud, computer geeks...
Most hotels these days have high speed Internet connections in the room. Just plug it in and boot up. The network connection should be detected. Then just launch IE or Netscape or whatever browser you use and you should be golden. I don't have Comcast but I'd be willing to bet they have a web based interface to their e-mail system. That's the best way to manage e-mail when you're using multiple systems.
Use Comcast webmail.
Does that mean I can sign in using our current account?
Yep, e-mail address and password is typically all you need. I use Earthlink's webmail and for the most part it works fine.
Try Comcast's now before you go anywhere.
I can't find the link, but I think it's www.comcast.net/webmail
or it may be http://webmail.comcast.net
(Slappy, once you find it, could you please post it here? Thanks)
In any event, the online mail box is small, so delete everything as soon as you can. And, if you want it to show up in your inbox as well as online, there's a toggle for that.
Jespah, I couldn't find it.
But I figured out what I'm doing...I didn't realize this computer doesn't have the plug in for a cable connection(ethernet?), so I'm just going to use an AOL free disc and use the phone line.
Thanks for the help.