would be to get a external phone modem for the laptop.
My folks have a desktop DELL computer with internal phone modem on a dial-up internet connection over their home phone line. They just purchased a ACER laptop with a wireless card (which came standard on the laptop). The laptop has no modem. They want to connect the laptop to the internet also, and there lies the reason for this post.
Can they buy a router that will plug into their phone line? I was hoping they could then run a phone line from the router to the old DELL desktop, and then connect to the internet via the modem over their DELL phone modem. Once the connection was made via the DELL/modem/router, I was then hoping that with the right router they could then connect their ACER wireless laptop to the internet wirelessly through that router.
Is there another way to connect the wireless laptop to the internet in a house that uses dial-up? They have no broadband available to them where they live.
(The local stores around here sell NetGear routers... if anyone knows a model number for a Netgear router that would work, that would be helpful. They're not looking for anything expensive.)