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Laptop remote use

My daughter received a new laptop and we are rookies and don't know what we are doing. We have dial up on our home desktop computer and were told that for her to use her laptop we could probably pick up someone else's signal for a 2-3 block radius so she could use it. The only way she can use it now is to hook it up to the back of our CPU for internet access. Is there something we have to purchase, and if so, what for her to use it on the go? We are looking for the least expensive possible way.
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It seems your laptop has build in wireless adapter which allows you connect to wireless networks if exist within the area. You may share your neighbors internet connection if they have wireless router also you can access internet from public wifi access locations like cafes, restaurants you can find the wifi locations on www.wifinder.com . Also you can obtain your own router than you can connect to existing internet connection which can be shared more than one computer.

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