I'd really appreciate some help. I purchased a used sony vaio PCG-XG38 from my IT guy at work today. It included a 3COM 10Mbps LAN Card w/XJACK connector (Model3CXE589EC). My IT guy said I can hook up my laptop/notebook to my home PC via the LAN card and a router (which I do not currently own). I have a broadband cable internet service provider. My OS for the Vaio is Windows ME & my OS for my home PC is Windows XP.
What is my next step? I apologize for being ignorant, but I've never had a laptop before & am not sure what I need to buy, install, etc.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.