INTERNET ACCESS

Internet Access

For the modern traveler or tourist the internet is our connection to home, the way we communicate, talk, plan, find a room, book a flight or just chat with other people on the planet.

For the Traveler the primary issues are to:

- Is the internet available in this country?
- How much does one hour of internet access cost in this country?
- Will I be able to find an internet cafe?
- How much does the internet cost in this country?
- Is it available everywhere or only in the biggest cities?
- Is there WIFI or wireless connections or Hotspots available?
- Does the WIFI internet work in the room, or has the concrete walls blocked it?

Warning!
"The Big Internet Access Myth."
"Europe has great internet access!"
"The USA has great internet access!"

5 TYPES OF ACCESS
1. Internet Cafe - Probably the best and easy.
2. Wifi or Hotspot Hopping. - This is very difficult to find
3. Internet in Hotel - Test this before you rent the room, test the room you wish to use.
4. Cell Phone - In countries like Thailand or the Philippines you maybe be able to access the internet by purchasing an internet connection that connects to cell.
Thailand: http://www.ais.ao.th/eng/index.html
5. Satellite or Bgan Systems - Cost is about 2000 USA for unit and 10 dollars per meg of transfer, please take note and ask which continents it works on or with.

Europe and the USA have great Internet access for the Home number one, and terrible for number two.
While Asia and the Americas have great number two, and maybe a bigger problem on number two.

A TRAVELER wants number two, not number one, so when you here.
"Europe has great internet access, or the USA has great Internet

Thanks from Andy of HoboTraveler.com, the internet is my lifeline to the world.

RELATED LINKS - Communications   Telephone

Andy's Favorites:
 - Hot Spot Finder - WIFI
        Hot Spot Locator
 - Email - mail.yahoo.com  I recommend - the paid service is worth the money.
       You can manage 5 or more pop accounts from one inbox.
 - E-mail Starter Page.
 - Search Google.com
 - Wiring for travelers Kropla.com

WARNING! Take great care when you encounter these programs.

These capture passwords, usernames and could capture your Credit Card Number.

- Gator
- Keylogger

Annoyances and cause problems, plus devalue the time used.

Dashbar Toolbar
Pop Up Blockers although it sounds good is an annoyance and increases the problems, you may lose data you have entered when it stops a program from functioning as normal.
 

TIPS ON SUBJECT

INTERNET
074  Electricity - Worst Case Scenario
012a  HOTMAIL WARNING TIP:  Bulk Mail can be Dangerous
036  10 ways to Find Internet Cafe.
024  Computers! Why I carry a Rock around? And the reasons Compaq Computers should give me a free new computer?
022  How to make a telephone call? aaagh?
012b  These no longer work.  Dialpad.com - Hottelephone.com Internet telephone does.
116  E-mail on the road.
Wireless connection problems - Post problems and solutions here

HOBO BLOG POST
- Hobo Blog discussion of GSM and with a call back system

 - COMPUTER
024  Computers! Why I carry a RockŁ around? And the reasons Compaq Computers should give me a new computer.
Log of problems I have had with my computer
How to maintain a computer in an internet cafe?
How to connect your laptop computer inside an Internet Cafe?
What I worry about my computer when traveling?

GENERAL LINKS

E-mail Help Pages
hobotraveler.com/email.shtml

INTERNET ACCESS

Airport:
Aerzone.com
T-mobile.net Germany

CELL PHONE
Thailand Ais.ao.th

CHAT
Yahoo Messenger Download
Hotmail Messenger Download
Gmail.com Talk

BIRTHDAY REMINDER SERVICES
BirthdayAlarm.com

Business's that provide direct access

GPRS Cell Phone Access to Internet
Taniwha.org.uk A list of companies in countries of world that include the GPRS connection.

Hotel rooms

HOT SPOTS FINDER - WIFI
I am presently using a Canary, it tells me whether the internet access is open or close, however in the airports it says they are open, however does not say if I need to pay.
Intel.jiwire.com
Jiwire.com/search-hotspot-locations.htm
Hotspot-locations.com
22crawford.com
Zdnet.co.uk

Internet Cafe's & Access

Internet access at telephone companies

Searching for information help:
ferretsoft.com   Recommended
copernic.com  Recommended

Searches for Related Links
alexa.com
flyswat.com

Searches online Multi-Engine Search
dogpile.com
askjeeves.com
askscott.com

Normal Search Engines:
altavista.com
yahoo.com
google.com
webcrawler.com

Glossary of Internet Terms
matisse.net

Glossary of Chat Acronyms Abbreviation - Meaning
Chat Terms

Wireless Connection Problems
Post problems and solutions here

WIFI ANTENNAE
cantenna.com
wifi-plus.com/pages/8/index.htm
oreillynet.com/lpt/wlg/448
turnpoint.net/wireless/cantennahowto.html
sympatico.ca/dugtan/wireless/lego_antenna.htm
wi-fiplanet.com/columns/article.php/2221601
http://www.seattlewireless.net/index.cgi/CategoryHowTo

WIFI SNIFFERS - GADGETS TO FIND HOTSPOTS
Smartid.com.sg/

Worldwide Access to the Internet
- Hobo Blog discussion of GSM and with a call back system