The only issues you can possibly have, is that if you want to access some Korean sites, e.g. Internet Banking for a Korean Bank, then you have to use a super out-dated Internet Explorer and not browsers like Firefox. You can use Firefox etc here but just access to some local Korean sites are restricted to Internet Explorer.The computer teacher in my school truly believes that Firefox will add viruses to your computer and nothing I can say will convince her otherwise........ :)
Sorry Adam, I think you're in the minority. Not quite sure why your net is so slow at your school & home, but here at home I just did a test and here are my results: 88.83Mbps down/29.97Mbps uphttp://www.speedtest.net/result/1101978695.pngWhat speeds are you getting when you run the test?
Why does everyone say the net is fast in Korea。 In the many schools I have worked for its always been slow and in all my flats its been slow too.Adam
Quote from: adamwatch on January 08, 2011, 12:25:57 PMWhy does everyone say the net is fast in Korea。 In the many schools I have worked for its always been slow and in all my flats its been slow too.AdamIf you're trying to connect to your favorite sites that are hosted in the US (or other countries), it can be slow. That is not Korea's fault; it's the fault of the servers/networks on the other side of the planet. I've found YouTube to be horrendously slow in Korea.When you're actually accessing things located in Korea, it's insanely fast. I've downloaded torrents at 2MB/second at times.As for the original poster's question, you should have almost no problems with your laptop in Korea. Once I found a power adapter, I was good to go. My laptop can access all the free wi-fi hotspots I've seen. In my apartment, the internet works perfectly with no changes needed on my computer.
Your internet speed depends on the amount you are paying. I have a deal (our whole apartment block) where we get cable tv and internet for 15,000 won a month, but though we have fibre optic cables our download speed is only about 20 Mb/sec, so I guess you get what you pay for.