I HAVE BROADBAND!
I will never leave the house again. I haven't got my wireless router or card yet, but I found that I can plug the modem into my iBook without any fancy installation disks and it worked straight away! The technician seemed very amused at my joy. So now I can download whatever I want!
Gah. Even with broadband, technical problems abound. My Mail programme (the standard OSX 'Mail') won't send any e-mails (although it'll receive them), saying that the "relay not permitted". To make things worse, it won't display the 'preferences' option - when you click it just shows the list of e-mail filtres set up by me, rather than all the different preferences. Any ideas, Mac tech people?
Grrrrrrr. So, I've figured out why I can't send mail - I have to change the outgoing server to an eircom one. That's fine. Or it would be, if I could do it! I still can't view my mail preferences, and it's driving me mad. There's no apparent reason for it. And of course, such a freakish problem isn't included on the ridiculous Mac support site, and of course Mac don't have a tech support line (actually, they do, and if you've had your computer for more than two months you've got to pay fifty quid for a consultation). I don't know what to do, apart from giving up on OSX Mail and installing Outlook Express instead. Help me, Mac tech people! If you can...