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    Question Using Wireless Internet Abroad?

    Hi everyone,

    I have a question which I'm finding difficult to get the answer to.

    I'm based in the UK, and so run a laptop which has a wireless card (europe). Will I still be able to use wireless internet abroad, such as America or other continents outside of Europe?

    Many thanks for your time.
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    Also, can anyone tell me if there is a difference between:

    Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor & Intel® Pentium Dual Core Processor
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    You'll have no problems using wireless around the world.
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    Great, what about power supply? Do most laptops these days come with a multi voltage system? The laptop will be made to work with 240V which is standard in the UK. Will this be able to work in the US or other countries where the voltage differs?
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    as long as you have 802.11 b/g/n then you will be fine
    You will need a voltage adapter as the plugs here are 120V
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    Check the input voltage on your laptops power supply, most new ones cope with taking the lower voltages in the USA. I've never had a problem plugging my laptop in around the world (just using a standard 3 pin to local pin layout adapter).
    Steve

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    If you look at the back of the power supply it should say input 100-240V so if you go to the USA which is 120v all you need to do is get a travel adaptor to convert the UK plug to US style you dont need a voltage changer. They cost about £5 for 2. You can get them from Boots, Superdrug or at the airport.

    I travel to LA twice a year and have had no problems with power or wireless.
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    Great stuff. It's for a laptop which I've ordered from Dell. Unfortunately it doesn't state the power supply voltage, I just know it is a 90W AC Adapter.

    Looks like I will have to wait for it to arrive before being able to find out.

    Thanks for the help.
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    I think Dell uses the same power adaptors for all their laptops of the same style worldwide and just supply a different cord for each country so you should be good to go.

    I might be worth asking if they can also supply a US power cord also for your adaptor and that would solve all your problems.
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    By "wireless card".. do you mean normal wifi using 802.11b/g? Or do you mean using a GSM receiver using "cell phone" technology?

    If it's normal wifi, then you will have no problem. If it's a GSM receiver that uses cell technology.. then you will need to find a compatible GSM cell phone service provider in whatever country you go.
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