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I am getting a Sony VAIO GRV616S just to basically replace my my desktop PC as I am sick of having a desk and a box with a monitor in my bedroom.

Anyway I have ADSL and hear you can connect the laptop to the ADSL with a wireless connection. How do I do this? Please be gentle with me I am a technological idiot. Any idiot guide links would also be appreciated.

Thanks for any help.

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For the Sony you would need a wireless LAN pc card as I dont think your model has it built in and a wireless LAN access point/gateway.

THe actual setting up I would have to give some thought - but I know a couple of the guys on here recently recommended some wireless stuff so you could try a search - coul dhave been Daz as one of the culprits.

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Yep, on Daz's recommendation I bought the NetGear wireless stuff and have been very happy with it. I got the DG824M and an MA301, which seems to be the pc version of the MA401.

Even a twonk like me managed to set it up without too much hassle.

And I didn't get done by the recent svchost.exe/msblast.exe virus mentioned elsewhere in this forum, preusmably becuase the DG824 has a built in firewall.

Thoroughly recommended. Best price I got was through PC World Business (even though I don't have a business!!))

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I havent checked the spc on the pne ur gettig but is it better or worse than this one ??

Sony Vaio FR285M Notebook P4 2.4GHz, 512MB, 40GB HDD,

Processor P4 2.4Ghz

Memory 512MB

Storage 40GB

Optical Drive DVD/CDRW

Display 15" TFT

Graphics Geforce 4 graphics

Modem Modem & Lan,

Operating System Xp Home

Price is about £980

Any good ?

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16" TFT

Intel® Pentium® 4 processor 2.6GHz

512 MB (max. 1 GB) DDR-SDRAM (266 Mhz)

512 KB L2 Cache (on die)

60 GB Removable HDD


Built-in stereo speakers

INTERFACES i.LINK™ (IEEE1394), 400 Mbps • 3 x USB ports • DC-In • Microphone Jack • Headphone Jack • Parallel port • RJ-11 direct port – built in modem V.90/K56flex (V.92 Ready) • VGA out • RJ-45 direct port – built-in Ethernet 10 BASE-T/100 BASE-TX • TV out • MG Memory Stick

MODEM Built-in modem V.90/K56flex (V.92 Ready)

PC CARD SLOTS 1x Type III • 2 x Type II , I PCMCIA: Card Bus Compatible

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