Magazine article Black Enterprise

Mobile Vacations. (Cyberwise)

Magazine article Black Enterprise

Mobile Vacations. (Cyberwise)

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Q

I'll be taking a working "vacation" soon and want to stay connected to my office while on the road. I don't want to use hotel dial-up connections, and I hear those wireless cards are pretty good. Problem is, I don't know which one to choose. Can you help?

--V. Johnson Via the Internet

A

Well, if you're like me, the phrase "light travel" probably isn't in your lexicon. I've been known to lug a laptop, cell phones (yes, phones), a PDA, a digital camera, and just about anything else that will give me that office feeling while on vacation. Unfortunately, I then rack up expensive phone charges on a hotel dial-up. My advice, don't do the same.

For starters, if you must stay connected, find out if you hotel offers high-speed wireless connection (many do, particularly those that cater to business customers). Next, make sure your laptop has an available PC Card slot, then decide which card/service you will use. …

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