The answer to the question, “What equipment do you need to hit the road and connect?” is: not much.
Obviously, you need a mobile computing device such as a laptop, or possibly a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA). Most likely, you'll be using a laptop computer.
Another good approach is to use a USB Wi-Fi adapter with your laptop, particularly if you don't have a free slot for a PC Card. This kind of device just slips into a USB port on your laptop. For more information about using a ...