More often than not, you should not have trouble in getting online with a Windows-based device. As you can see, even old versions (Windows 95 and 98) should be fine to get you browsing the web with internet connection.
But, you will want to check out if your device is broadband compatible. In some case, you can find that you have to use at least Windows Vista to make sure the installation CDs running well. If there anything you cannot figure out by yourself, you can ask a service provider since they will be glad to give you to help make the process of getting online simpler.
You should still be able to get online I even you have an older version of Windows. But, I’m sure that you will want to update your old version to Windows 7 or 8, and this can make sure that you have a pleasant internet experience.
As you can see, you will want to get a wired connection if you find that your computer has an ethernet socket in the back, in this way, you can plug in your ethernet cable and get online. However, you will want to buy an ethernet adaptor or ethernet card if you have an older PC. Ethernet cards need to be installed into the inside of your computer while adaptors can be plug into one of your USB ports.
It can be a little different when it comes to wireless broadband. As you can see, most of the laptops and netbooks have a wireless adaptor built in as standard; however, there are many desktop PCs won’t have this. That is to say, you will want to pick yourself up a wireless adaptor or wireless card if you want to get online wirelessly with your home PC.