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    NordicNed's, Help me with Laptop thread...




    Okay,
    I'm starting a thread instead of taking up the yell space with questions.
    Also, I'm probably going to need alot of help as I try to learn this new Laptop for PPO, and hopefully whatever else one can with a laptop.
    It's all new to me, Thanks to Webby and Mrs.Webby.




    Okay here I go,





    It's a dell inspiron w / Vista.....


    I also have the power cord.





    I've plugged it in and it fires up fine.
    First thing I'de like to do is get on the net with it.
    I realize I can't right now because of no service provider.





    I do have my PC and that is serviced by High Speed Cable with " Comcast "





    I dd recieve a new internet cable from Marrdro that is like 30 feet long.
    I just laid it out and it reaches my bed no problem.
    I unplugged the cable from the back of the Comcast Modem which runs to my PC.




    I tried Marrdro's new cord and it fits the jack that the other cable was in.





    I plugged the other end into the laptop and fired it up.
    I asked me some basic " do you want to set up provider " questions and I said yes.
    I now and stuck.
    I came upon a question that is asking for the name my provider ( comcast gave me ) for my PC and my password.




    It's been so long since I've used the comcast board for anything, I've forgotten them.
    Where can I find that info?
    could it be on my computer?..




    That's #1...and most important right now.







    I hope to continue this thread and expand my knowledge ( limited now ) of PC's and the Laptop...





    If any one of you would like to be like a tutor to me, I'de love it, and I would be happy to PM you my phone # so we could take on some task, one on one over the phone /
    thru PM's / or here on the thread itself.
    What ever you think would be easiest to get the job done.





    Even if you don't have the time to tutor, just helping once in awhile here on the thread would be a great help, but right now my main concern is getting the net up and running so I can out on PPO while in bed, and getting the proper rest the Doc wants me to, and even alot of my physical therepy right now is for in bed excersises..





    Okay, Thanks in Advance,








    Ned


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    Re: NordicNed's, Help me with Laptop thread...

    Well,




    I've tried everything I can think of. All thats left is to go out tomorrow (send the wife) and get a seperate server, wirelss, like AT$T or someone....





    Maybe thats the best anyways, then this PC is free to be used by my son and Margie still...









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    Re: NordicNed's, Help me with Laptop thread...

    I've had the same problem before when my modem got reset accidentally. I ended up just calling the tech people and they gave me the number and password. Hope that helps Ned.

    Thanks Josdin

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    Re: NordicNed's, Help me with Laptop thread...

    Sorry ned can't help you i'm terrible with computers myself...
    Rosie O'Donnell is a dude!

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    Re: NordicNed's, Help me with Laptop thread...

    "mnvikes61" wrote:
    I've had the same problem before when my modem got reset accidentally. I ended up just calling the tech people and they gave me the number and password. Hope that helps Ned.










    mnvikes61,







    I really believe my problem is the fact that, when I first got comcast, they give you a name and password,
    you can change those to something you remember more easily, but I believe the orignals are still in the wings..







    I don't remember those, and I bet thats what the laptop is asking for, to permit me to use the internet ( comcast ) as my server, and for it to recognize this.
    I'll call comcast tomorrow and work it out with them......
    I'm to burnt out and hurting tonigh.....


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    Re: NordicNed's, Help me with Laptop thread...

    "NordicNed" wrote:
    "mnvikes61" wrote:
    I've had the same problem before when my modem got reset accidentally. I ended up just calling the tech people and they gave me the number and password. Hope that helps Ned.










    mnvikes61,







    I really believe my problem is the fact that, when I first got comcast, they give you a name and password,
    you can change those to something you remember more easily, but I believe the orignals are still in the wings..







    I don't remember those, and I bet thats what the laptop is asking for, to permit me to use the internet ( comcast ) as my server, and for it to recognize this.
    I'll call comcast tomorrow and work it out with them......
    I'm to burnt out and hurting tonigh.....
    Yah that's how mine was as well. I think so long as you can provide information they will reset it for you and provide you with either the original or newly randomized number and password. It seems most companies leave some sort of back door for situations just like this, so I'd think they would be able to help you out. Good luck Ned.

    Thanks Josdin

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    Re: NordicNed's, Help me with Laptop thread...

    You should get set up with a wireless router. That way the kid and wife can surf while you do as well. I can set it up for you when I get there if you don't know how. I have it at home and it is sweet.

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    Re: NordicNed's, Help me with Laptop thread...

    "marstc09" wrote:
    You should get set up with a wireless router. That way the kid and wife can surf while you do as well. I can set it up for you when I get there if you don't know how. I have it at home and it is sweet.



    Marstc,






    Looks like I may have to take you up on that offer.
    I only need some input now on what model and maker of router to go out and buy.






    If this helps,
    My PC and server are,
    Dell PC w / WindowsXP

















    Laptop, is a Dell Inspiron
    W / Vista






    Let the suggestions begin !

    ;D







    Thanks for the help,








    Ned and Margie


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    Re: NordicNed's, Help me with Laptop thread...

    "NordicNed" wrote:
    "marstc09" wrote:
    You should get set up with a wireless router. That way the kid and wife can surf while you do as well. I can set it up for you when I get there if you don't know how. I have it at home and it is sweet.



    Marstc,






    Looks like I may have to take you up on that offer.
    I only need some input now on what model and maker of router to go out and buy.






    If this helps,
    My PC and server are,
    Dell PC w / WindowsXP

















    Laptop, is a Dell Inspiron
    W / Vista






    Let the suggestions begin !

    ;D







    Thanks for the help,








    Ned and Margie
    Go to OfficeMax and buy the one I got for $50. It is a D-Link and the model number is WBR-2310.

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    Re: NordicNed's, Help me with Laptop thread...

    "marstc09" wrote:
    "NordicNed" wrote:
    "marstc09" wrote:
    You should get set up with a wireless router. That way the kid and wife can surf while you do as well. I can set it up for you when I get there if you don't know how. I have it at home and it is sweet.



    Marstc,






    Looks like I may have to take you up on that offer.

    I only need some input now on what model and maker of router to go out and buy.






    If this helps,
    My PC and server are,

    Dell PC w / WindowsXP


















    Laptop, is a Dell Inspiron
    W / Vista






    Let the suggestions begin !

    ;D







    Thanks for the help,









    Ned and Margie
    Go to OfficeMax and buy the one I got for $50. It is a D-Link and the model number is WBR-2310.



    Mars,








    Is this the one?

    what do you think?

    Is it okay to go with this ebay sale?
    I've always had good luck with ebay, and looks to be a complete package.








    One thing for sure, I'll go with this model
    since it's what your used to.....










    Ned



    PS: almost forgot the link..LOL



    http://cgi.ebay.com/D-Link-Rangebooster-Wireless-G-Router-WBR-2310-802-11g_W0QQitemZ140239838711QQihZ004QQcategoryZ44997Q QssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


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