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new laptop and possible connectivity


2 questions

1) I'm going to purchase a laptop soon mainly for school use, i don't want to spend more than $700.00 does any one have any suggestions of what to look at?
i was told a "Lenovo IdeaPad Y530" is worth getting, but I'm curious to know what others think as well...

2) I'm now working as a group home manager, and i spend 7 days a week in said home, if i am unable to find a signal with my laptop, will i be able to get online with a phone jack connected to my laptop? i have heard of folks doing this before...

thanks for any input!

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How does your other home computer work, if that's on ADSL, then surely you can use a LAN, or airport connection. I'm guessing here.
I have an ADSL router with 4 LAN connections and airport so I can in theory connect any number of wireless computers and 4 LAN ones. Of course this does slow the connection down if there are more than 3 using the same connection.
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its is a FIOS connection through the router provided by verizon. but how would i access that with my laptop from across town?

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I have no idea, can you not dial into it?
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You can find some pretty good deals at TigerDirect.com. I bought a laptop through them recently for about $500 and am pretty happy with it, but unfortunately I don't see it on their site anymore.

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ok i have been asking other folks and i was told i may be able to connect to the net remotely if i use a router to access my desktops connection? can anyone tell me how this works? and what exactly i need?

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Your router might already have wireless capabilities. If not, you'll need one that does. As for setting it up, I just fumbled my way through the network connection wizard and can't recall off the top of my head how to do it. Make sure you use a secured connection, otherwise others can get into your home network.

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