Adapting laptop for broadband

I have an elderly Toshiba laptop that I have always used on Dial-up pay as you go internet connection. It is very slow to load the Windows updates and I wonder if I can use my broaband wireless router that feeds my other main PC.
What adaption would I need to enable wireless connectivity for the laptop, is it just something that plugs into a USB port? Thanks in anticipation.

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Re: laptop for broadband

Indeed, a wireless adapter for your USB. Buy it in your favorite computer shop. Be sure it comes with the drivers for your elderly OS (XP probably).


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While USB is the easy way to go, it still would be slower than you think but faster than dial-up for use. The other chioce is either PC Card or PCMIA type of install if slot is available and willing to pay for it. You better have XP in order to go this route and review the product online to see what it expects before purchase.

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