Re: can't connect
2b2, do you do much more than simply internet surfing and email? If not I cannot recommend a ChromeOS laptop highly enough! They can be had for under $300 and are faster than a $900 laptop struggling with Windows. I've converted my wife and inlaws over to them and have not had to fix anything for them since. If you're not familiar with them they're inexpensive because they run low end hardware, but then for an OS it's basically a Chrome browser, though newer versions are beginning to make Android apps available. You could probably pick up a used one for $150 on Craigslist to give it a try.
H E double hockey sticks, I'd use one myself but I have a few apps that I need thus it's a no go.