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it will work with only local wifi locations where you have the pass key. if you want it to work anywhere then you are looking a dongle that supports 3G and sim cards. You can get a contract or pay as you go option. you will get one on phone shop probably.
If you run a utility called "Speedtest" you can find it at http://speedtest.net/ It is quite accurate and tests ping etc. The dealer will tell you anything to get a sale. I am with Vodaphone on a dongle. I have a possible download speed of 7.2Mbits/sec and I am lucky to get 240K on a good day!
Routers/switches are fine if a little past their use by date for a laptop,
even if you are not a road warrior most of us in Australia are at present enjoying the 3g broadband network whereby we pay AU$78 for a prepaid broadband dongle it uses the cellphone network at a reasonable (for Australia) 7.5 mbps.
The good part is you plug the dongle into a USB port, it loads its own drivers and software and in about 3 minutes you are on line surfing the nett.
You can use your old ISPs mail box but I reckon Google Chrome with Gmail (google them) is the fastest, most secure and easiest way to go.
Hope you have someone like Vodaphone near you, remember this will need to be in an area or cell which has 3g or 4g coverage.
Good luck John
If your computer is able to go online through the modem Then you need to connect the computer to the router ad the modem to the router. open the set up page of the router and change the settings of the router according to the ISP. Click Here for step by step by instructions
If the drivers were provided on a separate CD just run the CD.
If the drivers are already inside the dongle, go to MY Computer (Computer on Vista) there you will find the dongle listed as a new removable disk (flash memory), run the program contained on the dongle disk to install it.
If you get in trouble you can have it done for free at the desk at any vodafone shop (try when they are not too busy).
Is your "dongle" a 3g modem? 3g modems are often rated at speeds which are practically impossible to reach. Your connection speed will vary depending on the weather, the materials your house is made of and how strong the signal is from the base station. You might notice that your upload speed is especially poor, this is normal for 3g modems. That being said, there are a few things you can do to improve the situation. You can try to get the modem near a window with a better signal, you can install a program like FDM (www.freedownloadmanager.org) which makes a huge difference for download speeds on a g3 modem (I get 50kbps downloads without the program, 400kbps downloads with it). If all else fails you can contact T-Mobile and report a problem with the network - again, it worked for me.