Hi I have a friend of ours and her mother visiting in the morning. The mother needs help in buying a computer, and I've got a few options for a laptop, mouse and printer picked out. I'll have the stuff delivered to me set it all up and then get her started, she's in her 80s, but she has worked on a computer in the past in Windows XP, so I'll install Classic Shell and try and make is as simple as possible. Now the question. She only lives a few miles from here but she often has her power go out sometimes for a day or more. So a laptop is great, it will work with the power off. The problem is she would like to have an internet connection when the power is down. While that works with our iPad, I don't know of a home setup that doesn't have a plugin router that will work on a PC. Even Verizon and AT&T internet has a plugin unit for the signal. Does anyone know of any way to have an internet connection with no local power? Any suggestions welcome. She has Comcast for her TV so that's probably the way to go, but I want to at least try and see if there is another option that would work when the power is down. Is there a battery backup power unit at a reasonable cost that would run a router for 3 or 4 hours? Like the one you would plug a PC into? I just thought of that. Mike I went and looked at battery backups for PCs, but I have no idea how long you could run a router off of one, two hours or two minutes?