Friends, I could really use some help (a lot of people tell me that)!
Lately, I've been wrestling with a slew of failures on my main computer. I'm up against a nasty deadline so I decided to buy my way out with a new personal machine. This took me from XP-32 to Win 7-64.
My problem is coaxing the new W7 machine onto my small home network of XP-32 SP3 machines.
To say that I'm not good with network stuff is akin to saying that the world economy is slightly imperfect.
Between wrestling with a flaky machine and setting up a new one from scratch I'm just plain lost. Then terminology is different and my internet connection so slow that looking up material on line takes for ever (>30 seconds here, just to move between pages).
I have received good tips and pointers to reference documents from knowledgeable and goodhearted friends (thanks 40hz, Target). That ought to be enough: not so! Now I'm publicly humiliating myself in the hopes of:
- Being treated with the tolerance required by a simpleton
- Being led to a solution
- Leaving a trail that might help some other poor unfortunate
So far, I seem to have convinced W7 that my wireless network is my wired connection and vice versa.
Has anyone the time and patience to take me by the hand and walk me through this before I manage to disable every machine that I have?
I was hoping to find the light but I must have taken the road to Damascus — I just can't see!