Charlotte just got an old computer from her work. It's running Microsoft ME, and has *gasps of shock and horror* 60MB of RAM. Yes, those still exist.
Anyway, she wants to connect to the internet. Me not being that geeky, had a hunt around and discovered that it appears to have an ethernet adapter. A Realtek (insert letters and numbers here) one. It definitely has what looks like an ethernet port in the back. Which means, by my calculations, that she ought to be able to use an ethernet cable to plug directly into our wireless router and save her getting a wireless card, yeah?
This is where someone steps in and goes "Yes, that ought to work. Go buy one." Or alternatively, "No you dorks. Here's what you do."