What do you need to set up wireless internet for a laptop?
You just need a wireless card that goes in your laptops pcmia slot. They cost maybe $50, get the 80211.g standard. This will get you on wirless net at wifi spots, like in coffee houses, and if you have a home wireless network hub, which you can buy at any electronics store. Here is more input from FAQ Farmers: * I have mobile broadband, it's a card, but I can get wireless 'net anywhere in US, but it's not free.
I just purchased a laptop with a build in wireless card do you need to purchase a high speed internet access?
Your computer must have a network to access if you are going be able to get on the Internet. Internet Service Providers can set you up with an account that will allow you to login at 'hotspots's, such as the coffee shop. IF you want to have access at home, you will have to set up an internet account, and then buy a wireless modem or router to allow you to connect to the internet.
Looking for wireless internet without a house phone and no monthly fees for leasing equipment, can you help?
Going on the assumption that you have some kind of High Speed Internet connection you will need a wireless router and a wireless Network Interface Card (NIC). You would plug the router into the high speed modem and then connect wirelessly to the router from the laptop. You'll need to also setup some security for the wireless network, but that's a whole nother can of worms.
If a laptop has a wireless connection does that mean that you don't need a password to get on the internet?
Just because you have a wireless connection, doesn't mean you won't need a password. If the connection you are seeking is secured, then you will need one. About 80% of the connection points that I have ever seen are secured. To edit your contact youir system administrator to get the password to your internet connection or look up your routers website and find how to set a different wireless password.
When you get broadband cable or dsl you should be set up with a modem connected to your computer with an ethernet cable (similar to a phone cable). To make this wireless you need a wireless router (this connects the modem to the computers) and wireless cards (there are different kinds for desktops or laptops) for each wireless desktop or laptop. This link will provide you with greater detail http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/wireless/2003/03/21/home_wifi.html