NO OS STATED it came with VISA and that is a dead OS.
that PC that old year , came with many options (lan)
ive no idea at all what this means.sorry
"run a phone line from the wireless connection to my laptop." that is impossible, wireless has no wires.
NO ISP STATED (name) tech support.>? who? Comcast?
NO service stated. over 6 possible....
Dial up? (called phone line wired POTS)
Phone line DSL ? and router.
CABLE MODEM + router or all in one box>?with wifi.
FIOS MODEM (and router in all cases , do you have)
we have no idea at what is there.
nor what wifi options are inside this PC. ever.
if the modem you have , has ethernet jack (RJ45 called)
then use that for fasted possible wired connections
getting wifi to work takes hard work.
x10 me blind here.
step one in the laptop is.
if this pc is fitted with the BOARDCOM WLAN.
then. load this.
here (Broadcom chip wifi driver)
then run the wifi setup and set it up.
1: get the OS drivers matching your VISTA OS.
2:then load those from HP then in BIOS turn on wifi.
3:now the device manager show wifi is there.
4: then using the wifi control appl... set up your wifi matching credentials. SSID name, WEP.WPA1/2 method and then you password to your homes wifi net.