More and more people are getting laptops these days and for good reason! The purpose of a laptop is to give you the ability to go where you want and still be able to use the computer.
However unless you have access to a Wi-Fi "hot spot" you will not be able to get online. A Wi-Fi Network at home will allow you to go anywhere in the house and still be online!
Setting up your own wireless network at home is quite simple, and involves purchasing a wireless router, and possibly wireless card(s) for your computer(s)
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