Ok, I must first state I suffer from extreme tech ignorance. The extent of my computing knowledge went obsolete about two years ago. I am going to have to switch to a variable schedule throughout my days. This means I will not be at a computer most of the time and will have to move around frequently. However, I still want to monitor my trades. My question is this: would a laptop and a wi-fi connection be feasible? I am not familiar with wi-fi, but I know we have plenty of "hot spots" here in downtown Portland. To get internet access, do I need to get some sort of special internet account through an ISP or is it a free connection? Could I hook up to my home LAN and use that internet connection? Put most simply; what do I have to buy/who do I have to pay to get my laptop hooked up to wireless internet? Thanks. P.S. I tried to do some internet research, but everyone is trying to sell you something and, in the process of their sales pitches, the more I read the less I understand.