Accessing the internet away from home

  fullyfitted 19:37 16 Jun 2009

I am going on holiday in the UK and I know it’s sad but I need to access the Internet on a couple of occasions when I am away. In the village where we are going the local Rugby club provides free WI-FI access for non -members so if I take my laptop I assume I can get an access code.
So far so good but what do I do to set up the computer?
Is there any risk I will mess up my existing settings?
Very naive on these things so any advice would be welcome.

  mooly 20:08 16 Jun 2009

I'm guessing you mean it's just an "open" wireless network.
If you right click your wireless icon you will see "connect to a network" Just click it and select the network you want and connect. If it's security enabled you will have to enter the pass key.
Back at home just do the same again, select your network, and enter your key if it asks for it. On Vista a "tick box" says for each network, always use this network to connect to, so make sure that's ticked, should be by default.

  fullyfitted 20:33 16 Jun 2009

seems fairly straight forward
Should have said I'm using XP butI think you've covered that,
Many thanks


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