Welcome! - you've stumbled upon - Laptop Junction- traveling with laptops to the extreme. Laptop Junction is based on continuous and ongoing overland travel with a laptop in Asia and the Middle-East since 2006. From Laptop Battery Power, Data Security, Connecting to the Internet to Backup Issue's. All this to keep the ***** laptops operational in all sorts of extreme conditions.
Laptop Junction is most about the experience of using a laptop far away from support, parts and what not. Such as drive image recovery in the streets of crowded India, BIOS errors during the Monsoon in Nepal, getting connected to the Internet in mountainous Iran. EDGE-ing around at 2300 meters in Oman. Not the typical day out with a laptop safely strapped in your bag with hardware, software and Internet available around the corner.
Without doubt the main reason for all this is the Internet. Provided by raging mobile communication technology in Asian and Middle East countries called GPRS/EDGE - a mobile Internet solution based on the coverage of mobile cell phone networks. And they reach far - because the want for cell phone communication is hot - even remote villages get connected using cell phone base stations - and with this GPRS/EDGE based Internet.
Experience is based upon using ordinary laptops, not high-end laptops like the Panasonic ToughBook or the NEC Shield Pro. It would take much of the fun away - and shows that an average laptop can take you far as well.
This site is divided in 5 main sections - starting with powering a laptop - basically summarizing the essential stuff needed to keep a laptop connected to the Internet in insane conditions. Stories are short and where possible, tech stuff is referenced to sites with deeper explanation. So read on - and see what's in it for you!