I have tried to get this advice on another Forum, but no replies. Here goes for Geeks.
I am thinking of getting a Laptop PC.
My current PC is a desktop consul and served by Virgin Media Broadband Cable. My contract is yearly, paid monthly .
I have checked the web to find out how a mobile Laptop works, but have not got much satisfaction. I am not some ignoramus, simply that the web does not deal with elementary "How it works" procedures in elementary terms and I had no joy.
Will the Laptop work in my home using my existing Virgin/Cable contract ? How can it, when the Cable connection is to my desktop computer and nothing to my Laptop ? My desktop computer is in my lounge, how can the Laptop work in my bedroom with no Broadband connection ?
How can this Laptop work outside the home ? Perhaps long distances away where Cable does not have a strong signal, but SKY satellite does ? If some SKY adapter is available, then how does my Laptop re-adjust to my paid up Cable signal when I return home ?
Can somebody please describe in precise detail how on Earth a Laptop works in the home under normal Cable contract and then away from home on some other arrangement using a different server ?
Edited by John Bull, 09 August 2011 - 10:32 AM.