I don't know why, but it didn't connect to the Internet, but everything else in the house did.... computer stuff confuses me. A lot. And I found another Shaymin gijinka.... now it's my profile picture!
He had to get a new laptop because of trouble with internet connection? That's pretty wasteful, especially since fixing the computer is much cheaper than replacing it. If his connection was mainly wireless, then it was probably just a broken WLAN card/adapter. He could've gotten a USB wireless adapter from best buy and use a wired connection (If it didn't come with a disk) to install the needed drivers. I got mine for about $30, but there are cheaper ones than that!
Yay~ My brother's laptop stopped connecting to the Internet, so he had to get a new one. This one better not mess up. We've already been through, like, five. That's not even counting my other brother's laptop. He learned the hard way not to shoot a BB gun inside the house.
It's simple. What I do is, after I find what I want, take the money I'll need + $10 to any convenience/grocery store and put it all on a gift card. This way, I don't have to risk any hackers or such getting my info and I still get my gear.