Internet Service Providers forum

General discussion

Connecting wirelessly to internet with dial-up

by dblum / July 9, 2010 11:29 PM PDT

My brother-in-law only has access to dial-up and want to buy a laptop. How can he connect wirelessly to the internet? The laptop will have Windows 7 and he will probably use Netzero as the ISP. There will be no computer, so no network, only the laptop.

Thanks for any help!

Post a reply
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Connecting wirelessly to internet with dial-up
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Connecting wirelessly to internet with dial-up
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Re: wireless
by Kees Bakker / July 9, 2010 11:33 PM PDT

Wireless commonly is used with either ADSL or cable connection to Internet. If he orders that with Netzero, it's quite possible they will offer him the device he needs (a modem-wireless router combination).

Using it with dial-up is possible also, but outdated. tells more about that.


Collapse -
No high speed
by dblum / July 10, 2010 10:13 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: wireless

I get that. He doesn't have access to high-speed. I've seen other threads in this forum on this issue and was just looking for some more specific help.

Popular Forums
Computer Help 51,224 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,453 discussions
Laptops 20,090 discussions
Security 30,722 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 20,937 discussions
Windows 10 1,295 discussions
Phones 16,252 discussions
Windows 7 7,684 discussions
Networking & Wireless 15,215 discussions


Roku Streaming Stick 2016

Roku has the most apps, the simplest interface and the best search, making it CNET's favorite way to stream Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBO and all the rest.