If you have a Wireless Router Modem, You have to go into the Setup page for the Modem. Under wireless settings make a note of SSID and all passwords etc. these have to be installed into the Laptop WiFi software there should be a Icon in the system tray you can double click on or choose open after right clicking it, and look where to put the setting. They are all different so cannot see it from this end. PS do not try to setup Encrytion before you get a connection.
woodchip I think he/she means to connect to the internet via his/her mobile but we might have a long way to go before he/she can use that route might be easier to get your laptop up and going first before going the mobile phone route.
I was wondering about connecting the laptop to a mobile phone.Or I Have read somewhere about cards to access the net via the laptop where there are no hotspots. In addition to aol I have a 0844 dialup I can use if I can connect to a phone line ie in a hotel etc but when this is not possible I am looking for a way to connect wirelessly. There are 3 or 4 hotspots about 5 miles away in bars and I would like to set up the laptop and try there.How can I sit outside the pub in a car and try this?