Laptops at work?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by browniehound, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. browniehound

    browniehound Well-Known Member

    I was curious. I just got a new laptop with a wireless card. I know places like Starbucks have Wi-fi available and there are many Starbucks in my work area. My question is, are there any drivers that take their laptop to work and on your lunch hour grab a coffee and surf the 'net. I'm thinking about taking my laptop to work next week but I wanted to know if there were drivers that already do this? Does security give you a hard time and make you "sign off" that you have a laptop. Thanks in advance for your replies.
  2. rebel

    rebel New Member

    I would think your lunch hour is yours and I would not sign anything. Ask your steward, nothing in contract that says you cant take it.
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2007
  3. Channahon

    Channahon New Member

    Check with you Security dept. Usually drivers are allowed to carry their cell phones and get a permanent sticker or pass. I would let them know you have a need to use it, just like your cell phone.
    I did read an article about WI-FI and security issues. I also have a laptop with wireless card, it's the best, but I haven't used it in a cafe.
  4. browniehound

    browniehound Well-Known Member

    What I meant was, going through security, would it be a hassle? Would it be worth the aggrevation of being searched everyday?
  5. rebel

    rebel New Member

    Sorry, I have not had to deal with security.
  6. fireman000

    fireman000 New Member

    a.) make sure that the laptop does NOT use Bluetooth; if the laptop gets turned on and begins to broadcast cause nasty problems with the wireless network - same goes for Bluetooth enabled phone and earpieces.

    b.) check with security ; you'll most likely have to fill out a form with the serial number/ make and model of the laptop so that they know that you didn't open a box and help yourself.
  7. huskres

    huskres Member

    I wouldnt keep the thing in the truck all day long. As you know itll beat the crap outta it bouncing around and stuff. Nothing I really want my 1300 dollar laptop to go through.