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Prepaid wireless internet is quite affordable in Greece with reasonable service allover the country. Here's an impression of the 3G data services from Vodafone and WIND, the two largest mobile networks in Greece.
 

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Overview of Apps used on the iPad Mini with WIFI and Cellular modem.

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After several years of using the 500 mW Alfa USB WIFI Adapter for long-range WIFI networking, the N-mode network version is tested. Read about how the 2000 mW AWUS036NH USB WIFI adapter performs.
 

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After several years of dedicated service under insane conditions - the DELL Latitude D610 laptop has been retired.  A new candidate has arrived on the overland travel stage - the Lenovo Thinkpad W500. With a large worldwide stock pile of pre-owned Lenovo W500 / T500 machine's it's a safe gamble. Read about it's features.
 

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For those on the road an open / free WIFI - WLAN signal is a great find. With the excellent portability of the iPad (Mini) it's quite easy to quickly catch up with e-mail or browse a bit. That is - if you manage to get within range of the WIFI signal. Unfortunately the iPad is not known for it's excellent WIFI signal range. Here's an overview of weak WIFI signal fixes and solutions for those with an iPad.
 

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The power of an iPad Mini is it's portable size and big enough screen for internet browsing on the go.
However, roaming open public WIFI networks without encryption exposes your internet traffic to packet sniffers connected to same WIFI hotspot. Specially if it's a popular unencrypted WIFI hotspot with seating area's and power outlets. Here's an example of VPN connection encryption to hide your traffic from preying eyes with a few other benefits. 
 

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Sitecom WL-130 wireless range extender / expander / repeater

For those who regularly connect to a wireless WIFI network over a quite distance, being (just) out of range of the WIFI signal is a common problem. And for many reasons explained in great detail on many internet sites. For those cases where antenna & positioning gymnastics does not work or is just too much of a hassle, heres a bit of practical info of extending the range of a common WIFI signal using a wireless range extender. It's not rocket science, just a few things one should know. This story has 3 cases of extending an ordinary WIFI signal.

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After 8 months with the Ipad Mini on the road a few things really stick out. One is the rather weak WIFI range - making the iPad Mini an urban device requiring close proximity to the WIFI hotspot. A few experience from the road and a WIFI range booster for the iPad Mini.
 

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The Ipad Mini with 3G & Wifi is a nice tablet for world-wide travel. It's energy efficient and small in size. However travelers who rely on local prepaid 3G nanosim cards to connect to the internet, in many cases need a nanosim card adapter to keep their iPad connected - for now. Have a look;
 

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The Ipad Mini 3G can connect to the internet using cellular mobile networks. This is by far the best way to be connected most of the time. However for those traveling cross borders, local prepaid 3G data plans keep internet costs affordable. But with an Ipad there’s a big catch for now – read on.
 

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