Why Not Try Wi-Fi?

New high-speed wireless links are great for doing business--when you can find a signal

I'm sitting on the terrace of the Best Western Gateway Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif., with my laptop open, about to embark on a little adventure. I've been hearing a lot about Wi-Fi lately, and not just from my geekier friends. Everyone who has tried the new high-speed wireless technology loves it--from homeowners who use it to network all their computers, to road warriors who can now go online from airport boarding lounges. And it's spreading to more public places like coffee shops and, not far from my home, this very hotel, where I have decided to try it and am...

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