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Me and the missus are off to France next month,I want to take my laptop with me but have no idea how to get onto the internet there,I understand
the wi-fi connection but does anyone know the best way to connect to the internet throughout France,It all seems a bit complecated to us old u'ns....
Would appricate any advice !
 

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buzzerone said:
Me and the missus are off to France next month,I want to take my laptop with me but have no idea how to get onto the internet there,I understand
the wi-fi connection but does anyone know the best way to connect to the internet throughout France,It all seems a bit complecated to us old u'ns....
Would appricate any advice !
Hi,
Some campsites in France have wi-fi all over the site & some have wi-fi in designated areas (reception mostly). Some you have to pay for & some it is free. Or you may like to buy a pay as you go dongle in France, you will be asked for an address in France ,but when we bought one in Germany 2 weeks ago they used the campsite address. We bought an O2 dongle and found it extremely fast compared to our Vodafone dongle we use in U.K.
Other than that as sersol says you can use Macdonalds, we have used it before, we sat in the MH in the car park & it worked OK.
Hope this helps, have a good trip
Sylke :)
 

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Hi there last year we found that in many town centres there was at least one wifi system in the area that was open (didnt need a code ) that you can sneak into. Pharmacists or hotels are a rich source. It means you may need to wander around with your laptop to find a strong enough signal. Its very hit and miss. Obviously there is a potential for a security breach into your computer, but in a sleepy french town that risk is fairly non exsistant.
Many towns have internet cafes or a computer shop that you can use at fairly reasonable rates.
 

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Welcome to MHF buzzerone- stay around! :lol: :lol:

If you stay at one of the "bigger" sites, many of them have either(a) wifi facilities to use your lappy (usually a charge-sometimes free) or use of internet connection with their own PC.

I will be using the occasional "Camping Cheque" site whilst away & I'll intentionally seek out sites which have this facility for occasional internet connection. The Camping Cheque book (and the website itself) gives details of which have the wifi.

ACSI sites also show which sites have wifi access.

Saves carrying your lappy around town centres.
 

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It has to be MacDonalds and best of all its free. Many MacDonalds even have a selection of seats with mains electric access so you can plug in and charge your laptop while using the WiFi
We spent most of last summer in France and Switzerland using MacDonalds WiFi for the internet and email or using Skype on the internet to phone home for pennies. Take some photos and post them on your favourite website, facebook, twitter etc or just email them. It takes minutes :p
 

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Hi

another solution is the Alden Netmaster, which uses a modified TV satellite dish controller to access the Net via a dedicated satellite. It costs us 7 euro for each day we use it. Downlod speeds are acceptable but uploading is slow.

P&L
 

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I have an orange mobicarte valid until Sept 2009 set up for internet max.
Still has some credit, not sure how much
Free to any member just pm and I will post it with the french tel No. so you can top up when required. You will need an unlocked dongle
Regards
Roger
 
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