Hello all - wireless laptop  troubles

By vhawk
Nov 28, 2007
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  1. hello all, i'm a ratherold, totally non -technical chap and not very bright either but i hope someone can help me in due course

    i have a new acer laptop and surprise surprise, can't seem to connectwirelessly to my orange livebox with it


    ihave the wep code and i have switched the wireless thingy in the acer on

    i did once connect to another person's wireless thing but not meaning to do anything dishonest
    but i can't seem to make it conect to my own wireless - source namely the livebox attached to my pc

    the acer does show the livebox on the list of available networks - so i assume- i hope rightly- that that means that the wireless receiver bit is working and that the live box is giving out a signal


    the acer has what i take to be software called net manager which is, i think, supposed to be able to sort these things


    i'm in a muddle mainly because my brain was broken by a stroke but not so badly that i cannot write this- iused to be quite bright before i became a cripple

    thanks for reading this badly typed drivel , if you did
  2. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 2,031

    Hello, vhawk, and welcome to Techspot :wave:

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    It's good to meet you and i hope you enjoy it here. Copy your post from "i have a new acer laptop" to the end and post it as a new thread in the Storage and Networking forum, you will find more help there :)
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