7.30 ,Last Friday evening Wireless network next door neighbours house.Be back in about thirty minutes dear,10.30 FINALLY UP AND WORKING. no sapins we are not alone,and the world would be a sad place if everything was so simple ;)
I was asked to setup WPA encryption by a friend."Oh,thats easy,be over later"(10:00am)Only ended up rebuilding the PC,adding DVD-RW,recreating the network(limited/no connectivity)phoning the owner on her mobile to ask the passwords to access her XP+Router cfg(she had "popped" to the shop,negating to tell me she has setup password entry to XP)and finally got it all sorted just before midnite. :-)
I tried connecting a couple of machines recently using a 'Trust Easy File Transfer Cable'. All I had to do was run the software and plug it in, apparently. It proved to be rather less than easy. I think it's the best way to learn, though.
*It's really easy to do this* really means a person with a modicum of common sense is going to able to manage it (IMHO). That doesn't necessarily mean that doing it for the first time is going to take 5 mins, or that some further instruction won't be required.
As opposed to - *It's really difficult without years of training*
It's meant as encouragement to the less experienced, surely.
"Does no one ever get stuck the first time they do something which is "Easy" to do?"
You didn't get the "suitable for a child 7-10 years" version! I find that at my age (mid 50's) that is all I can cope with! But things are getting easier, I was dreading getting a new TV this year as it took me over an hour to set up the last one to talk to my VCR and Digi-box, but what joy, it did it all automatically. So if you wait a few years networking will become easy --- ha ha!