On Mon, 27 Aug 2007 14:50:26 +0100, "Trev"
>"Lurch" <myrealname@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> On Mon, 27 Aug 2007 13:10:57 GMT, Gargoyle <nobody@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>On 27 Aug 2007 12:30:40 GMT, Marcus Houlden <spam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>Buy a new one and it will come with Vista, DVD, wireless and a modem.
>>>>Actually, apart from Vista itself I'd go for one that does have those
>>>>because software is starting to be available only on DVD, and wireless
>>>>you don't have to search for a network port if you're working away from
>>>>home. One place that might be worth a look is
>>>>http://www.morgancomputers.co.uk/ who specialise in end of line and
>>>>overstock stuff. It's also worth checking where you're studying as they
>>>>might have things available as well.
>>>Thanks for the info.
>>>The reason that I don't want wireless is that my home router is a
>>>wired one, which I prefer to keep.
>>>Do wireless NICs also have a wired port?
>> No. A wireless NIC is a wireless NIC. A wired NIC is a wired NIC. They
>> are seperate cards and you can have one without the other.
>But any modern laptop will have both, there built in to nearly all mother
>boards these days
Thanks, that's what I thought - and hoped - would be the case.