Topic: Computer Help

I am not super knowlageable about computers and lately its just be one thing after another. I figure I'd ask you guys.

I NEED to get myself my own laptop, but I wont untill i can get the internet working on my sisters laptop, so i know it will be working for my new fancy machine.

I am having problems setting up a wireless network on the computer, because now i just am able to steal an open wireless signal. This is where i get the problem of having the computer saying i am connected to the internet, being able to run messinger and yet not load any web pages.When i try to set up wireless network with the high speed dsl modem (IT HAS AN ANTENNA THINGY! and is on the verizon website for the this purpose) the laptop says this error 871122. When I go online and try the steps they say.. the results are different than what mircosoft says it should be.

Does anyone have any ideas? I'm not even sure which tech support to start fighting with first.

Meat is murder...... tasty tasty murder.
"Suggestion: Electrocution works well. Evisceration and Decapitation are also effective, or um, so I've heard."

Re: Computer Help

Get an Apple. wink

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Re: Computer Help

Don't use the wizard, do it manually.

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Re: Computer Help

Miba wrote:

Don't use the wizard, do it manually.

*Si is home and away from her working computer at work  tongue.  I'm asking for her, as I know nothing about computers/the net and couldn't help tongue*

How exactly do you set it manually?

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Well i do have the working desk top at home as well, its just that my time on that one is limited due to... family limitations (?) Its really in the "office" ( aka my parents space) and they like to kick me off and go to bed before i get home many times. ( Like last night. I can't get on when I get home at 12:45)

Meat is murder...... tasty tasty murder.
"Suggestion: Electrocution works well. Evisceration and Decapitation are also effective, or um, so I've heard."

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You go through internet options, I think, to do it manually. You'll need your username and password. And I don't remember a whole lot, it's been so long since I've done it.

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ah ok...
thanks anyway Miba. (i'm not that bright with tech things so I'm going to call the various tech support this week.)

Meat is murder...... tasty tasty murder.
"Suggestion: Electrocution works well. Evisceration and Decapitation are also effective, or um, so I've heard."

8 (edited by Miba Tuesday, May 20, 2008 3:03 am)

Re: Computer Help

My husband charges 14.00/hr for this sorta thing. wink Though I think tech support is free, so that's the better way to go.

Sorry I couldn't help more.

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Re: Computer Help

What do you mean by not loading web pages.
Is it coming up and saying it can't find the server?
Or is it just flat not loading?

Some times the wireless networks can be locked, which means you can't get on the internet, but you still get the
signal.

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oh don't worry, my home pc has needed to die for the last two years. i cannot wait until i get a new laptop (old one died out, it was obsolete anyways).

Re: Computer Help

Miba wrote:

My husband charges 14.00/hr for this sorta thing. wink Though I think tech support is free, so that's the better way to go.

Sorry I couldn't help more.

I hope its free! Otherwise i would rather pay your husband. ( I know you just like saying it)

Part of my next debate is whether i should spend the money on a MacBook over a nice HP. The MacBook would only be like $300 more than the pc.  Gah I wish i knew  just what to do when it came to this inferanal machines tongue Why can't they be easy like cars?

Meat is murder...... tasty tasty murder.
"Suggestion: Electrocution works well. Evisceration and Decapitation are also effective, or um, so I've heard."

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Cars are impossible to figure out. tongue

And, yeah, I didn't actually mean to advertise, I just like finding ways to say "my husband". big_smile

And I would go with the HP.

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It all depends, do you want to spend all that money on a mac?

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I really just want to not have to spend any money and have things magically appear..... especially since I'm trying to get my own place.

Meat is murder...... tasty tasty murder.
"Suggestion: Electrocution works well. Evisceration and Decapitation are also effective, or um, so I've heard."

15 (edited by Miba Wednesday, May 21, 2008 2:55 pm)

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Well, especially if you're trying to get your own place the cheaper option is better.

300 dollars might not seem like a whole lot now, but come time to pay the rent you'll need it.

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Re: Computer Help

An Acer is a decent cheap computer, they work well, for their price.

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