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Hi, I have a question that I hope someone can advise me on. I am looking for a laptop for my nephew. They have Roadrunner for their desktop. Does the laptop have to have anything special to use it on the cable along with the desktop? I have dial up so I don't know much about the Roadrunner.

Does the laptop computer have to be a newer one to be used with the cable? Would it need a ethernet or network card in it?

Any help you can give me would be appreciated. I want to make sure I get the right computer for my nephew. Thank you,

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It would only need an Ethernet or wireless network card to connect to Roadrunner.

For a wireless network card to work, a wireless router would also be required.
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Thank you for your help. Could you explain this wireless router or ethernet card? What would have to be done to get this to work? Would they have to buy something to set this up?

As I told you, I'm not at all familiar with Roadrunner.

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To connect to Roadrunner you need some type of network connection. With a laptop you don't want to be tied down by a wire connected to it, so many people are going wireless. A wireless PCMCIA network card and wireless router would be required and should cost well under $100. Also, many laptops come with wireless networking included.
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Thank you for the information. I will replay that to my nephew so he will know how to set up the computer.

I appreciate your time and help. Keep up the good work.

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