If you don't mind me saying so, john the scone, stuff what the kid's want. Get your Mum the Dell 1545 that's on sale at PC World/Curry's at the moment. I bought one and it's brilliant. Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 3GBs of RAM with 250 GB hard drive (£399). It'll keep her going for years to come. Then go and buy any (ADSL) wireless modem router, Netgear or Linksys, would be my recommendations, for around £30 - £40.