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New computer windows 7

missdolly
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Registered: 19-07-2010

New computer windows 7

Hiya can someone help i bought my daughter a new computer running windows 7 and our wireless isn't showing so we can't connect, i set up new connection but it still doesn't find it. Also my neighbour has his on all the time and i can usually connect to his  Embarrassed but even thats not showing on the new computer?
I have no idea about windows 7 although my eldest daughter bought a laptop for Uni some months ago running windows 7 and it connected fine? so i guess theres something i have to do to the pc but i have no idea what if anyone could help i'd greatly appreciate it.
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Re: New computer windows 7

If the new computer isn't a laptop it probably doesn't have a wireless card
Can you advise the make and model
missdolly
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Re: New computer windows 7

I'm sure i asked is it wifi ready and they said yes?
this is what i bought but with a different graphics card
http://www.computers4less.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/p100.htm
This is probably a simple question but how would i enable the wireless on the pc?
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Re: New computer windows 7

That doesn't have a wireless card in the specification so won't work.
If you don't feel confident in putting in a PCI or PCIe wireless card a USB wireless connector will probably be the way to go
missdolly
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Registered: 19-07-2010

Re: New computer windows 7

Thank you very much Jim i would have thought i'd have asked about wifi i did say when i picked it up is that everything i need to get her on the net and they said yeah. Oh hum and they are highly reccommended too in our area but they probably thought i was slightly savvy lol
I've got an adapter from the old pc i'll give that a whirl.
Thanks again Jim i wasn't expecting a quick response on xmas day!! Merry Christmas too you much appreciated.
pierre_pierre
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: New computer windows 7

it might still connect via ethernet, that is probably a legal get-a-round
missdolly
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Posts: 11
Registered: 19-07-2010

Re: New computer windows 7

ooops it worked good job i kept hold of the adapter i nearly gave it away with the old pc  Embarrassed thank you enormously again i'm such a dumbo .
I wonder if anyone knows how to 'enable' common sense?  Grin
pierre_pierre
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Re: New computer windows 7

I normally use 1/2 bottle of Rhum, then I dont worry