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Two queries please?

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Flowertop Fri 19-Sep-08 13:30:49

Hello I am so ungtechnical since giving up work and have two questions:

1. How do I get my laptop to be wireless;

2. What is a memory stick?
Thank you kind peepsXX

flatmouse Fri 19-Sep-08 13:37:55

1. it will likely (unless v old) have a wireless card in it which would need configuring to talk to your wireless router.

2. it is a stick that you plug in the USB port that you can save things on - kind of external disk drive but trendy and little and portable.

Flowertop Fri 19-Sep-08 13:44:44

Thanks FM, how do I find my wireless router please.

OneLieIn Fri 19-Sep-08 13:46:21

So, if you click on Start, go into control panel, network connections, you should have a wireless option in there. Right click on it and you will have the option to view wireless networks.

Are you my mother BTW?

MrCSWS Sat 20-Sep-08 08:13:42

Your second question could in fact have two answers! the first answer is as already posted, but it also is a specific type of storage developed by sony and used in cameras (as well as other devices) and it looks like a piece of chewing gum. you need a special adaptor to use with you computer. in fact there are various "flavours" of memory stick (keeping the analogy grin), original memory stick, memory stick duo, memory stick pro, memory stick duo pro (you get the idea), but they are similiar in shape and require an adaptor (in most cases, sony laptops quite often have the adaptor built-in or supplied).

Flowertop Sat 20-Sep-08 08:38:55

Thanks all for your much needed help. OneLieIn could be your mother so watch what you're posting on MN LOLXX

Flowertop Sun 21-Sep-08 13:40:59

Ok only me again - apologies for my lack of intelligence in this matter. I have clicked on network connections and wireless connection and now am being asked for my Network Key also called a WEP or WPA key. What is this?
Thanks again,

Flowertop Tue 23-Sep-08 11:12:25


flatmouse Thu 25-Sep-08 13:11:42

Um, do you actually have a router? By a router i mean have you got something plugged into your phone socket which allegedly will connect you/your computer to the internet (has flashy lights when switched on). If you do have said flashy-light box - was it sold to you as "wireless"?

How does your laptop currently work to access the internet - do you plug a cable into the flashy light box?

Often, if wireless, you look at bottom of said flashy light box, and it has the security key printed there.

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