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Location: Victoria, BC
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Mac Specs: 2009 MBP, Black speakers, Black Benq second monitor, black(ish) iPhone 5s, Black 2012 iPad, etc.

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I don't have any "mi fi" type devices, but a friend has one so she can use her iPad. Seems to work well.

I presently use the "bring an airport express" system. I plug it into a "wired" port and then use Airport Utility (the software on my mac) to set up my own "Wi Fi" network. Properly secured, it works very well.

As for security, I've made it a habit not to let my laptop out of my sight when travelling, which seems to have helped. I also religiously make backups, but I admit I don't do anything to encrypt my data apart from the first tip I posted earlier. There's very little on my laptop other than my Address Book card that I would consider sensitive, so I guess I'm just not that worried about it. I'd be much more unhappy about the theft of the hardware than the contents of the drive, since that's all backed up.
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