No contest. Go for the netgear DG834G wireless Modem/router/firewall. Good product, good support, easy to install with simple instructions. A USB modem I would avoid like the plague. Too many instances of the SUB socket not pulling enough power to keep the connection open. I would also suggest that if you go for wireless PCMIA for a laptop that you also get a netgear product. All manufacturers products should adhere to a standard and they SHOULD all work, but agin there are too many instances where they just do not talk to each other. Not the same problem with wired NICs in my experience - I use Realtek and onboard with no probs.