I am familiar with getting online via a WiFi node. Many hotels have a node in the lobby, and some in the rooms. What about those hotels that offer free broadband in the room but only via an ethernet cable? Yes, I know I need to buy a cable, but how do I connect? And what am I connecting to? Am I dialing? Am I being connected to a network? I've just been searching on Microsoft's huge info area, but all the hits I got are about WiFi. Can anyone help out a relative novice notebook owner about to visit his first hotel with computer in hand? What I want to do is get on the 'net and use my browser to read news and check my web-based email. New in May'06 Windows XP Media Center notebook with WiFi and ethernet capability. Using Firefox 2.0 and Thunderbird.