I am laptop ignorant. I personally prefer a desktop, but my wife desperately desired a laptop. This expensive pain has a RJ-45 connection on the side. Under the network connections, within the LAN or Highspeed Connections, are an Ethernet Controller, Bluetooth Network and a Wireless Network Controller. She used to have a dekstop too, so there was obviously an internal modem and a wall splitter. We normally connect using Broadband DSL with a user name and password into the ISP. Stupid me thought this would work with the Ethernet card as an internal modem - not! Where in the world should I go from here? Should I get an external modem? A wireless router? What? I'm sincerely looking for advise.