Thanks teacher Sandy,
And I thought hot spots happened when the satellite was aligned. WE cruised the Yangtze on a basic boat and connections were lost in the then, deep gorges, which are in the process of being flooded. I thought it was a similar principle on a real cruise ship - minus the gorges.
When our son and daughter visit us they always rely on the 'hot spot' gift of a neighbour's connection.
I'm learning. I guess to save money we'll compose in off-line Word and then cut and paste to Hotmail when we're connected or rely on shore Internet Cafes as we did on our South American cruise. The big difference with the one we've signed for is this one has four and six sea days.
Again thanks Sandy, your explanations are better than the usual technical support help.