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Could you just explain this whole internet thiang to me please?

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aSlurOnBrilliantScientists Thu 11-Sep-08 01:06:32

Obv I thought I knew, but now I am floundering.

What is my ISP? ANd are they my boardband provider? and are they the ones who I need password/username stuff for wireless networking?

Oh I bloody give up, wireless networking is silly hard, and it should not be.

MrVibrating Thu 11-Sep-08 01:26:24

Your Internet Service Provider is the organisation that provides your broadband internet service - yes it is the same thing.

You set up security for your wireless network yourself. Wireless networks don't have usernames, they just have something called a Pass Key.

Your ISP's web site should explain how to do this, but if you have Windows XP I am afraid it is harder than it should be - that is Microsoft's fault, nothing to do with wireless networking itself.

And stop casting slurs on scientists.

aSlurOnBrilliantScientists Thu 11-Sep-08 01:34:08


Ah no, now it is your turn my lovely to be confused by my name.

I am Slur. and am objecting to any slurs on fab CERN lot. Twas another thread or billion grin

I am a fan of science I am like the poster child of CERN jsut see how many times I have said wahey

aSlurOnBrilliantScientists Thu 11-Sep-08 01:34:59

I think I need to call orange and ask why I cannot set up wireless...

MrVibrating Thu 11-Sep-08 10:48:57

Oh dear. Orange. If you have a Livebox this -makes- -things- -easier- complicates things further by trying to manage stuff itself that it should let you do.

You need the Livebox set up CD and the wireless network key which is on a sticker on the bottom of the Livebox.

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