I live in an apartment complex that advertises "free wireless internet", however, I can't seem to connect and stay connected for longer than about five-ten minutes. Either the network has such a low connection speed that I can't do anything, or it just disappears and disconnects me entirely. I have a router and a USB cable, but I don't know if I'm supposed to use those to help me get the Internet--as far as I know, I just turn the computer on and connect. Am I doing something wrong?
So if I connect to the wireless in the building, do I just turn on the computer and it connects automatically? If so, why is it only staying on for five-ten minutes? It seems like I should either be able to connect or not connect.

okay chris, thanks for that, but what im wondering now is why is it kicking me off after 5-10 minutes?