Here is my disclaimer - I don't know much about technology. I recently bought a used laptop for the purpose of giving it to my parents, along with a webcam. My goal is to download skype on it. My home pc is connected via dsl and i have a wireless modem. i tired to connect the laptop to another phone jack in the house thinking that i should be able to connect to the internet. Seems i'm wrong because i cannot get a connection. What would be the preferred approach to accessing an internet connection on the laptop? I suppose i could replace my desktop with the laptop to the dsl connection but i loath the idea of pulling wires off something that works (and putting the connection back on the desktop and have it not work). And i don't really want to buy a card so this thing can read off the wireless router also. Is there another choice? Thanks in advance!