I have sailed on other cruise lines many times and use my laptop computer to stay connected. You go to the main computers to get an ID and password for your computer and then can go to "Hot Spots" on the ship to get connected using various plans you select. My question is, does NCL work the same way as far as using personal laptops? Thanks
yup it sure does. Its been great and easy using my lap top on board. I down load all my messages onto my own computer, disconnect, answer them all and the re connect to send. It saves ALOT of minutes wasted on line! Which saves me money to be spent in the bling store
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I am not a computer wiz by any means. I was wondering if you could help me with your posting about this subject. When you sign on and get your e-mail, is there something that you have to do before you disconnect from the ship's internet sot that you can then work on your e-mails?
I have a wireless USB connection and usually take my laptop with me. This is great as long as I am within shot of a cell in the U.S. or Canada but we will be in the Caribbean later this month on the Pearl and I will need to get a connection from the ship.
I tried using the laptop here at home, getting my e-mail open and then disconnected the USB. I tried to work on the e-mails but I got a message showing that I couldn't because the internet connection was off.
What do I need to do to keep the e-mails available to work on until I can re-connect?
If you're using a webmail account (hotmail, yahoo, etc.) you'll have to stay connected if you want to read/reply in real time. Or save the page with your email message on your computer, log off, and compose a reply in notepad, wordpad, or your word processor. Then log back on, hit reply and copy and paste your text.
If you're using POP3 email (Outlook, Outlook Express, etc.) you just download the emails, log off, compose replies and new messages, and log back on and upload them.
If you using hotmail you can configure Outlook to grab your email and download it. I think it can also be done with Gmail. Check out the POP3 options available on your webmail service if that's what your using.
Thanks for the excellent information. I did not realize that there was a difference between the types of accounts. I used the method of saving e-mails and working on them off-line before I retired and was traveling a lot. I was using Outlook then so that why it was pretty much automatic.
I am now on AOL. It sounds like it is less advantageous to try this method while onboard the ship.
I will play around with it and see if I can get it to work at home before we go on the cruise