I know, most of you probably aren't too interested in my celebrations of small victories. Well, we were buying stuff for my wife's ipod touch. Mostly a case and a set of speakers. We were up at Radio Shack, and I saw that they had d-link USB wireless-N sticks along with a USB wireless-N Router at roughly a price point of $60 each. So, as loathe as I am to spend money on relatively old technology (after all, this laptop is probably similar to laptops which are 5 years old or so), I did plunk down some money on getting the newer wireless-N routers and USB cards going, so I might restore the wireless capabilities of my home laptop. The setup took awhile. Ultimately, I was happy that I got it working without calling my ISP's technicians in Subik Bay, Phillipines, or wherever in the Philipines. I like that we got a case for my ipod. It's a had small camera case, but it holds an ipod touch snugly when zipped up. I still need to get my wife's laptop working with the new wireless network, but life is good.