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[b]When posting a question or problem[/b]To make it easier for folks to get at the heart of your question, it would be very helpful and strongly suggested that you include as much of the following as you can in your initial posting:[b]1. Topic Title/Description[/b] (Make efficient use of the Topic Title and Description. Be as descriptive as possible about the type of problem you are experiencing in the space given. [b][i]NOTE: The Title/Description are very important -- These are what folks will see and will draw in the help you need. Please DO NOT use things like, "Help!" or "Windows problem!" or other non-descriptive Topic Titles/Descriptions.[/b][/i])[b]2. Question/Problem[/b] (Please fully describe the question/problem and any steps you may have already tried.)[b]3. Operating system[/b] (examples: WinXP Pro w/all MS critical updates; Win98se w/all MS Critical Updates)[b]4. Type of Internet connection[/b] (examples: Cable; DSL; Dialup)[b]5. Broadband/router or hub/switch make and model?[/b][b]6. Using DHCP or static IP addresses?[/b][b]7. Using Internet Connection Sharing or other Internet/DHCP/NAT software (such as WinGate or Sygate)?[/b][b]8. Type of Firewall(s) [/b]you are using---[b]NOTE:[/b] For quicker inclusion of your computer's specs in your postings, you might consider putting your specs in the free form text area called [b]Your personal note pad[/b] under "Welcome to your control panel" in [b]My Controls[/b] for later copy/paste for your questions.[b]* Links to free software to help determine your computer hardware *[/b][*][url="http://www.aida32.hu/"]Aida[/url][*][url="http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html"]Belarc Advisor[/url][i]Thanks to the following SFNL Forum Members for sharing their suggestions on how to help folks get the answers they need more quickly; Temmu, inform, SonicDragon. Several other Members also added thoughts to this process. Thank you all![/i] Edited by LilBambi

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