Hi Laura - I did a Google for "wireless internet providers" and it came up with some decent leads. Most of the major mobile phone carriers provide this feature, and no - it doesn't come with a phone. It is a completely separate service. There might be options to plug the laptop into a phone and use the phone's signal, but most have a separate card with an antenna that goes directly into the PCI-slot on your laptop. From what I have seen (haven't researched fully) it is still a bit expensive (for me anyway). Depending on the plan you get, it may be a replacement for your home provider, but it depends on if you have other computers in your home, your location, etc. Todd -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Lightning Sent: Friday, July 08, 2005 10:18 AM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] internet on a laptop I am tired of going places, and finding I cannot hook up to an internet. I've bought all the right equipment to be compatible with every environment. But often I run into security stops. The host can't or won't let me hook my computer to their system. Now I am looking into a wireless solution. I find I don't even know the vocabulary to search the web! Can someone tell me what service and what equipment I need to know about? What urls might clarify this for me? Do I keep my home-based provider(Comcast), or will I replace my provider? Also, can I assume any such solution also comes with a phone? thanks Laura -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !