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Computer gurus out there?

Are any of you good people proficient in the use of computers? I think that we all run in to little things that annoy the heck out of us and some of us know how to fix them on our computers.

If there are any good computer pros in our midst, please step up and help those of us who are not really as proficient as you.

Right now I'm experiencing difficulty in setting up a wireless adapter in Windows 2000 on my laptop. Should I just buy a new laptop or is there a solution? I get a message "network cable disconnected" There is no cable in a wireless set up. Is there?

OK gurus, please chime in. I know this is a writing site, but then we are all friends here, aren't we???? I've found little help in computer forums. I post questions that never get answered, or answered with so much computer rig-a-ma-role that I don't understand what they are trying to tell me. As writers, maybe you gurus can break it down so that this dumb old country boy can understand it.


Don Yarber

4th September 2012


What sort of adapter is it? Like internal, external or a card-mounted one?


Jason Dookeran

4th September 2012


And just to expound on Jason's terminology, internal would be some sort of chip built into the laptop itself. External would be a box (or tower-like) thing that sends out signals (kind of like the cable boxes). A card-mounted one would be something you insert into the laptop to give it wireless internet capabilities; this is commonly in the form of a usb stick.

At least that's what I think it is. Just a normal computer user here so feel free to correct me.


Daniel Sintos

4th September 2012


with windows 2000 you may run into a few compatibility issues... is there anywhere that says your laptop is able to connect to wi-fi? if not you may need to connect directly to your router via ethernet cable.


Jordan Hewitt

4th September 2012


Thanks for the suggestions and comments, but I solved the problem. I purchased a new HP PAV laptop!
It works great.

I still think this is a good idea, however, helping others with their computer problems. Thanks, fellow writers!


Don Yarber

5th September 2012


hey, I remember when I was 12 and having PC problems. I didn't have internet so I had to teach myself, so I make it my business to help those who need it when I can. Don't mention it Don, glad to attempt to assist :P


Jason Dookeran

5th September 2012


That's what communities are for. Now back to staring at that mocking cursor.


Daniel Sintos

5th September 2012


No problem!


Jordan Hewitt

6th September 2012


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