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outta luck in canada

By imicon ·
I travel to canada extensively, and upon crossing the border to our North, I am unable to access any web pages, even when I have a great wi-fi connection. I am headed there now, for a two day foray, so would appreciate an answer asap. Help please!!!

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Depends

by JamesRL In reply to outta luck in canada

Some of my coworkers south of the border come up and with their wireless broadband connections get great reception - but the roaming charges can be shocking.

There are places that offer free wi-fi like Starbucks. Most hotels have highspeed internet, and many of those are now free.

Worst case you could go to an internet cafe and ask to plug in.

Where are you going? If you hit the right town, someone here may know something about the specific city?

James

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re: your response

by imicon In reply to Depends

thanks for responding. I can make a wi-fi connection and it shows that i am on-line but i keep getting an error msg that says "i.e. can't display this page". it doesn't matter how good or bad the connection, I still get the same msg

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Proxy settings?

by DMambo In reply to re: your response

If you are normally getting internet access from your place of work, check your browser's proxy settings to make sure you're not restricted by a proxy server that you can't reach when you're on the road.

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hmmmm

by JamesRL In reply to re: your response

I'm not aware of any differences in Wi-Fi in Canada. I've certainly used my laptop in both places on WiFi.

Perhaps its a performance issue with the setup at the place you are trying to connect.

James

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thanks for the input

by imicon In reply to re: your response

thank you all for the input. I am not working for anyone but myself so have no proxy issues that I am aware of. have recently purchased this laptop and am not getting dsl from any supplier, nor from my phone co., just looking for wi-fi signals wherever i stop for the night.
A fellow trucker told me that I should put the extension .US at the end of the URL I am looking for, ie: www.yahoo.com.us Will be crossing into Canada this evening so will find out if that helps. will post msg here if it does any good

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Definately not helpful

by JamesRL In reply to thanks for the input

The url does not change based on where you are coming from.

There are some truckstops that offer wifi, but they charge a small fee.

James

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sounds like

by heml0ck In reply to Definately not helpful

you aren't authorized to use whichever WiFi connection.
I work near the University of Waterloo (big tech school) and they have some free ones, while one of the local bars has wifi, but like james said, you hafta pay for it otherwise you get the page can't be displayed.

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