I understand that I can get wireless internet connection if my laptop has a built-in wireless card for as long as I’m in a “hotspot” where I get connection from radio waves. How true is that? I am planning to get a laptop, but I’m not sure if where we live now is actually a “hotspot” or not where I could use it for regular web surfing? We do have broadband internet for our desktop now, but I don’t want to have a wireless router connected to that as it is connected to my work/company’s computer, I trust wired network better for that. If there is a DSL or Cable internet provider in our area, will that give a big possibility that I will be able to get good signal for the laptop’s wireless internet connection? Where do built-in wireless cards get their signals anyway? Is it possible that I will be getting a signal from other people’s wireless connection? Can anyone explain this to me? I’m all confused. Thanks a lot!

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