I could not find an answer to my question, so I thought I would post it here. My son is getting ready to go out on the ship. We bought him a new laptop so he would be able to take it with him, but is there anything else we need to purchase so he is able to have internet access while at sea? He has mentioned a broadband card, but I don't want to purchase that if it really is not needed. The broadband cards have a monthly fee of about $60 per month and you have to sign up for a 2 year contract. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.