I'm going to help a neighbor setup her wireless router so she can get her new laptop online. Her current setup consists of a desktop computer connected to the Internet via a cable modem, which runs Windows 98. She plans to get rid of the desktop, and simply use her new laptop to access the Internet. The main question that I have is do I need to attach both her desktop and her laptop to the new router for the above to work or can I simply setup her wireless router with her laptop as a separate entity? Let me clarify, am I able to connect her new router to her modem and simply use only her laptop for Internet access thus bypassing the desktop altogether? Her laptop has built-in wireless so what do I need to do to make this work? Thanks for the time!
Edit: By accident I posted this under the Windows OS index, guess it pertains more to hardware or laptop hardware.