We are leaving soon to spend several months in a part of northern Canada that doesn't yet have high speed internet. Sat is too expensive for a short stay so dial up is the only option. I have a Macbook (10.6.7) and the phone company technician said to buy a usb modem from Staples. But after searching this forum, it doesn't sound like this will necessarily work. Also, can my husband use his Acer laptop at the same time as I'm using my Macbook? We have several elderly macs lying around (a mini, a powerbook G4) and an Asus eee that runs linux. Also we recently bought new Kindles (not the G3 kind). Will any of these work with what we can buy at Staples? On Ebay, I found: http://cgi.ebay.ca/Genuine-Apple-US...t=AU_Modems&hash=item2a0a58f38d#ht_2859wt_884 Any advice appreciated! It would be a drag to get there and find out we can't get online w/o a long trip to the nearest town for a different kind of modem.