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The ______ of the operating system allows the user to communicate with the computer system. Is it the modem, network adapter card ,mindows, or interface?

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My guess would be interface. I don't know what mindows is. Neither does the spell checker.

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What do you see listed in the question rcr2419? The question is posed so that they will know whether you are following along in class.

A) What is a Modem?
B) What is a Network Adapter Card?
C) What is a Mindow? (WHAT is a Mindow? Window misspelled?)
D) What is an Interface?

A) Modem
Modulator/Demodulator

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modem

2) Network Adapter Card.
LAN card.

3) Mindow. Suspect this is supposed to be Window.
The graphics user interface, that a user uses to communicate with the Operating System.

4) Interface

Usually relates to a means that the Hardware communicates with Software.
When referring to a user, it means communicating between the user, and any Peripheral device. Such as a printer, keyboard, or monitor.

My money's on Windows.
The graphics user interface.

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No network driver after reformatting the system.....window 7 ultimate....no PCI Simple Communication Controller....no Standard VGA Graphic Adapter.....


If this is the original operating system you can download the drivers at the hp support website.

Just type in your model number (can be found on a white sticker on the bottom of your laptop).
The pci simple communications controller is the phone modem.
And the vga graphic adapter is your video or video card.

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A wireless network is simply two or more computers linked together by invisible radio waves with the purpose of transferring data or sharing resources. The configuration is similar to cordless phones in that they can share one telephone line, which utilizes one central "base" station along with multiple handsets placed throughout the house. Wireless networking is an excellent solution because you don't have to deal with cables and it takes little effort to expand.
There are two kinds of wireless networks:
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Infrastructure mode: Each computer in the network uses a router or access point to handle all data transfer and network traffic. You can easily access a wired network, whether it is a LAN or the Internet. For most home networking purposes, infrastructure mode is the best choice.
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Wireless Standards
Wireless-B (802.11b) - Operates on the 2.4GHz frequency band and can transmit data at speeds of up to 11Mbps within a range of up to 100-150 feet. Wireless range can be affected by reflective or signal-blocking obstacles, such as mirrors, walls, devices and location, whether indoors or outdoors.
Wireless-A (802.11a) - Operates at the frequency of 5GHz, which is less crowded than 2.4GHz where telephones and microwaves may cause interference. Although the speed is up to 54Mbps, the range is only up to 75 feet. Wireless-A is incompatible with both Wireless-B and G because it operates at a different frequency.
Wireless-A+G (802.11a + g) - Linksys also offers dual-band products, in which routers and adapters are compatible with both 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies. Both radio bands work simultaneously, blanketing your wireless zone and bandwidth.
Wireless-G (802.11g) - Features the same benefits as Wireless-B, but offers 5X the speed at up to 54Mbps. Wireless-G currently offers the best combination of performance and value. You can mix Wireless-B with Wireless-G equipment, but you will lose the higher performance speeds of Wireless-G.
The chart below outlines the differences and features for each wireless standard, along with the activities that are best suited for each one.
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Once you've chosen the type of network (wired or wireless) for your home, here is the basic network hardware that you'll need:
Router: This is considered the heart of your network and is the device that routes all the traffic to and from the Internet to the various computers on your network. It lets you share files and printers, and provides a basic layer of security from Internet threats.

High-speed Internet Connection (either DSL or cable): You can purchase High-speed Internet service from your local telephone (for DSL) or cable company. Both types of connections are considerably faster than dial-up access. High-speed Internet is also commonly referred to as broadband.
Modem: Connects your Internet service to your computer so you can surf the Internet and access your e-mail. Depending upon what type of broadband service you have, you must purchase or rent either a DSL or cable modem. Or, you can purchase a modem from your local electronics retailer or e-retail store. Linksys offers a gateway router which is an all-in-one solution that combines the functions of a router with a cable or DSL modem so that two separate devices are not required.
Network Adapter: Allows your computers to connect to the network. If you already have a wireless or network adapter pre-installed in your computer, you may not need to purchase one. There are different types of adapters available, depending on if you have a desktop or laptop computer.
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For a Desktop Computer:
  1. A PCI Adapter - connects inside your computer, requiring you to remove the outside case.
  2. A USB Adapter - does not require you to remove the outside case since it simply plugs into a USB port on the outside of your computer.
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For a Laptop Computer:
  1. A PC (PCMCIA) Card - about the size of a credit card and simply slides into a slot on your laptop computer. This type of card is recommended when using a wireless network setup since you can walk around without having to juggle an external adapter.
  2. A USB Adapter - simply plugs into a USB port on the outside of your laptop computer.
How Routers Work ?
The Router is the central component in connecting all of your computers and network devices together, allowing them to access and share one high-speed Internet connection. It organizes all of the devices in the home network so that they can communicate with each other and share information. A Router combines the functions of a switch, which organizes and controls data flow among your computers and network devices. A switch is best for wired networks that want to share files and printers, but does not provide Internet access capability.
A Router joins two networks, your home network and the Internet, passing information from one to the other. It also determines how the information is passed in the most efficient manner. The router's two main jobs are:
  • To make sure that information doesn't travel where it's not needed.
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What kind of wireless card should I get to put in the desk top computer in the other room so it will work with my westell modem?


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What is network adapter mean


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How can I connect my ps3 to my computer modem?


Here is a general guide I wrote. For Vista, however, I think you will have to go to the sharing tab instead of the advanced tab when you are browsing the properties of a connection...
1. Get a CAT5 or CAT6 crossover cable. The cable that came with the PS3 is a normal Ethernet cable, therefore it cannot be used for this operation.
2. Make sure you have two sources for network communication. For example, you can have 2 ethernet ports on your computer, or you can have a wireless card and a Ethernet port etc. It helps to draw out a connection blueprint such as this:
DSL Modem > CAT5 cable > Network Card 1 > Computer > Network Card 2 > CAT5 Crossover cable > PS3
3. Connect your computer to the modem and verify that you have an Internet connection. Then, click on Start, go to settings, control panel. Double click on Network Connections, and identify the connection to your modem (Network card 1).
4. Right click on the modem connection, and choose properties. Next, click on the advanced tab (Sharing tab for Vista users), and check the “allow other users to connect…” checkbox. After the checkbox is checked, click on the “Home networking connection” drop down box and select the name of the second network connection. Click OK and exit the properties window.
5. Finally, connect the CAT5 crossover cable from the second network adapter of the computer to the PS3, and voila, your Internet connection is now routed to your PS3. Please be aware that your computer must be on in order for your PS3 to stay online. In the long run, a router may be a much better device to use than your computer, since it consumes only a fraction of the electricity than your computer does.

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My new pc Dell Inspiron desktop has no modem built in for dial-up internet connection. Im currently subscribing to a dial-up service provider on another pc, how do I connect to the same dial-up service...


You have to configure Internet Connections Sharing on the PC which has a dial-up service.
1. Click Start - Settings - Control Panel - Network Connections, right click on dial-up.
2. Clik on Properties, click on Advanced tab.
3. Under Internet Connection Sharing, select the Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection check box

After that you must connect the other pc to this one via network cable.
If you don'y have network adapters you have to buy them.

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Modem


Found this after some deep looking from blackberry itself: Good Luck


A BlackBerry smartphone with tethered modem capabilities can be used as an external modem to connect a computer to the Internet.
Summary of Tasks To set up a tethered modem, complete the following tasks:
  1. Install BlackBerry Desktop Software 4.1 or later (one time only).
  2. Set up the Internet access point name (APN) (one time only).
  3. Configure dial-up networking (one time only).
  4. Connect to the Internet using dial-up networking.
Task 1
Install BlackBerry Desktop Software 4.1 or later on your computer.
When you install BlackBerry Desktop Software, the drivers that allow the BlackBerry smartphone to communicate through the Universal Serial Bus (USB) port and virtual communications port are installed. The standard modem, which is used by dial-up networking, is also installed.
Note: If upgrading your BlackBerry Desktop Software from version 4.0 to 4.1, the required virtual communications port and standard modem might be removed during the upgrade process. If this is the case, re-install the BlackBerry Desktop Software 4.1 or later and choose the Repair option to re-install these components.
Task 2
Set up an Internet APN.
  1. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Phone and Modem Options.
  3. In the Phone and Modem Options window, click the Modems tab.
  4. Select Standard Modem and click Properties.
  5. Click Change Settings.
  6. In the Standard Modem Properties window, click the Advanced tab.
  7. In the Extra initialization commands field, type the following: +cgdcont=1,"IP","<your Internet APN>"
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    Note: If you do not know your Internet APN, or if you do not have an Internet APN, contact your service provider.
  8. Click OK.
  9. In the Phone and Modem Options window, click OK.
Task 3
To configure dial-up networking, complete the procedure that is appropriate to the operating system you are using:
Windows Vista
  1. Click Start.
  2. Select Connect To.
  3. Click Setup a connection or network.
  4. Click Setup a dialup connection.
  5. In the Dial-up phone number field type *99#.
  6. Type the user name and password provided by your service provider.
  7. In the Connection Name field type BlackBerry.
  8. Click Dialing Rules.
  9. Make sure the profile created in Task 2 has been selected, and then click OK.
  10. Select Connect to establish an internet.
Note: For instructions on connecting a computer to the Internet using a BlackBerry smartphone with CDMA as a tethered modem, see KB04664.
Windows XP operating system
  1. Click Start > Settings > Network Connections.
  2. Double-click New Connection Wizard. The New Connection Wizard opens.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Select the Connect to the Internet option. Click Next.
  5. Select Set up my connection manually. Click Next.
  6. Select Connect using a dial-up modem. Click Next.
  7. If the Select a Device screen appears, select the Modem - Standard Modem check box. Click Next.
  8. In the ISP Name field, type a name for your connection. Click Next.
  9. In the Phone number field, type *99#. Click Next.
  10. Indicate which users will have access to the connection. Click Next.
  11. Type the user name and password provided by your service provider. Click Next.
  12. Click Finish.
  13. In the Connect window, click Properties.
  14. In the Properties window, verify that Modem - Standard Modem appears beneath the Connect using heading, and then click Configure.
  15. In the Modem Configuration window, clear the Enable hardware flow control check box and make sure none of the other check boxes are selected. Click OK. In the Properties window, click OK.
Windows 2000 operating system
  1. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Network and Dial-up Connections. Note: The following is applicable for T-Mobile customers only:
    Under the networking tab in the properties window for the dial-up connection, clear the Enable LCP Extensions check box, as well as all check boxes beneath the PPP Settings window.
  3. Double-click Make New Connection. The Network Connection Wizard opens.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Choose Dial-up to private network. Click Next.
  6. In the Phone number field, type *99#. Click Next.
  7. Indicate which users will have access to the connection. Click Next.
  8. Type a name for your connection. Click Finish.
  9. In the Connect window, click Properties.
  10. In the Properties window, verify that Modem - Standard Modem is selected, then click Configure.
  11. In the Modem Configuration window, clear the Enable hardware flow control check box and make sure none of the other check boxes are selected. Click OK.
  12. In the Properties window, click OK.
Task 4
Connect to the Internet using dial-up networking.
Note: During this procedure, do not operate the BlackBerry® Browser or any third-party applications on the BlackBerry smartphone. An active data session might interfere with the modem connection. Also, make sure an ethernet connection is not active at the same time.
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  2. Open BlackBerry Desktop Manager.
  3. Click Start > Settings > Network Connections > <name of your new connection>.
  4. Type the user name and password provided by your service provider.
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Here is what you should do step by step:

I.Configure your Computer
1.Install Bluetooth Adapter
2. Bluetooth Configuration->Local Services-> Add Serial Services ->Bluetooth Serial Port->Properties
Check – Startup Automatically
Check – Secure Connection
COM Port: COMx( mine is COM6)
3.Control Panel -> Phone and Modem Options->Modems->Add-> Check Don’t detect my modem->Next->(Standard Modem Types)->Communication cable between two computers->Next-> on witch port do you want to install it ? -> Selected ports -> COMx ( in my case COM6)->Next->Finished
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TCP/IP address assignment : Specify TCP/IP addresses:
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To: 192.168.0.y (y=52 in my case) 
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Bluetooth Network -> Enable
Internet Connection ( your internet connection ) -> properties->Advanced->Check:Allow other network users to connect trought this computer’s Internet Connection->OK
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Proxy->Configure-> Proxy Binding: 192.168.0.x ( for me x=50 )->ok. 
! If you use a proxy, remember to start it .

II. Configure Phone:
1.Install GnuBox - http://gnubox.dnsalias.org/gnubox/ ( for the latest version)
2.Configure Access point
Tool->Settings->Connection->Accces Points-> New Access point->Use Default Settings
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Data Bearer: Packet data
Access point name : Bt
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Promt Password: NO
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Authentication: Secure
Homepage: none
Option->Advanced settings
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**Proxy port number: 6588
3.Configure all the applications from your phone witch require internet acces to use Bt Access Point
4.Configure GnuBox
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Options->Install Create Records
Options->Install->Copy settings from GPRS
Options->Install->set RAS login script
Exit GnuBox
Open Gnubox
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Select – your computer
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Options-> Install->change default AP
** Configure NetFront
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Now you can browse the internet from your phone.

NOTE: First Configure the phone and your pc without the ** settings, and if you can’t browse the Internet form your phone then use the ** settings.

Hope this works fine.Thank you.

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