I turned to my neighbour, Brock, for his advice when I needed to buy a laptop.
One of the benefits of the Inspiron 1420 is that it has a built-in thing-a-ma-gig so I can surf wireless.
He then suggested the router to buy and I got it today. And it was on sale for $59.99 (a savings of $40) ... sweet!
I hooked up the router this evening and followed the directions on the enclosed disk ... but didn't have any wireless Internet access.
I was determined to figure it out. And by fluke, I did!
Yes, I'm sitting on the couch surfing! Whoohoo!!