Originally Posted by B. Eise
Have a Dell laptop and of course the OS is Windows 8. I am so disgusted with everything Windows. The only reason I haven't put Linux on my system is that have Comcast Wi-Fi in my home and concerned about compatibility. Any experience appreciated.
I have no experience with Comcast's WiFi. But AT&T's DSL routers are also a Wireless Access Point, and that is what I use. The WAP will have a SSID (the name that you see when connecting wirelessly) and a security code, either with your documentation or perhaps even on a sticker attached to the WAP. Setting that up is easy.
Another possible suggestion. Dual boot. If you have trouble with the Linux side, boot the Win8 side, then go through whatever gyrations are necessary to see your connection. Copy down the relevant information and translate.