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Hey, I recently purchased a Toshiba laptop with some custom specs, and I realize that I didn't even figure out the methodology of wireless internet service for a laptop.

1. Do I get service from a wireless internet company and use a router?
2. Do I have to get like Verizon Fios for it?
3. Or will I have to get my phone on the web, and plug it in through a USB cable?

Please, if anyone can help, it would be much obliged.

4. I heard that with 512MB of RAM, Vista is SLOOOOOOW. I upgraded to 1024MB of RAM, will this be sufficient?

Sorry to ask so many questions at once. Thanks for any help I can get.
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1) You can use normal ADSL/DSL cable internet service (down the phone line or down the cable) through a wireless router and go wireless from that.

2) Can't comment.

3) Please clarify. What do you mean by "get my phone on the web and plug it in"?

4) Depends what you're doing. 2048Mb of RAM seems to be a sweet point.
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Verizon is very good, and they have excellent phone support. And they don't put any 'trash' on your machine.

If your machine has 'wiFi', you can go to someplace, coffee shop, &c, that has on line service and get on line that way. If you are going to use it at home, I suggest Verizon.
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