WIRED - no more!
Fortunately for me, the laptop I've been assigned is a Centrino. The office here in Riyadh has an excellent wireless infrastructure in place and I had a fun time scanning and switching access points. There were a couple of available networks from nearby offices that were visible but obviously, didn't have access to.
Arabs here have definitely caught up with the wifi age. Most of the organizations here are wifi-enabled and it makes it easier for both the administrator and the user to setup and get things started quickly. Now all it takes for me to connect to the network is to switch on the radio link on my taskbar. I do make it a point to switch it off when I dont need it to keep away from prying eyes, but the experience till now has been good. Really good.