What's a firewire please?

  Halmer 07:11 20 Jan 2006
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I know that I have one on my new PC and I now realise that the two little TV screens were appearing in the bottom rihjt hand corner re this but what is it?

  Forum Editor 07:21 20 Jan 2006

is the brand name for a high-speed data transfer technology that was originally developed by Apple computers. It is also referred to as IEEE-1394. You'll find the special firewire connector at the back of your computer. Common uses for FireWire include data transfers with external hard drives, Camcorders, webcams, Apple iPods.

  wee eddie 07:49 20 Jan 2006

The first is as FE explains it.

The second is a piece of software that, when up-to-date, protects your PC against Worms and Trojans that might use your PC to contact others.

A better description of Worms, Trojans and Firewalls can be found by putting the words into Google or Ask.

  wee eddie 07:51 20 Jan 2006

refer to connections with other PC's.

Either, over the Internet, or as part of a network.

  Halmer 21:32 20 Jan 2006

The two little screens that were appearing at the bottom right of my PC, which I thought was my internet connection, I have found out is a firewire con. It is at the front of my PC.

  VoG II 22:03 20 Jan 2006
  woodchip 22:17 20 Jan 2006

Or if you are connected By Dial-Up modem, not Broadband the TV's are for that. I don't think they are for a Network as I doubt you have got round to that yet

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