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I'm not even sure I have posted to the right forum.  But here is my problem:

I purchased an Archos 70b last December and have been unable to get it up and running.  I know NOTHING about how to do this.  I set up a WiFi at home but seem NOT to be able to connect with it.  If I set up a password for it, I have forgotten it and don't know how to retrieve it.  

I am at a total loss as to how to get this connected with my Google acct, and what does WordPress have to do with setting up my tablet?

Please, is there anyone out there who can help me?  Or tell me where I can go to get help.  I learn best by being shown what to do.  That is not to say I cannot learn from reading, it's just that the terminology throws me.

I live in the Boston area if there is someone out there from the same area who can meet with me to help.

Or at least someone to walk me through setting up my tablet so I can do something other than play Angry Birds!

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(Not sure if this is the correct forum either, admin will move it if it isn't.)

 WiFi password is set from the computer that the WiFi router is connected to, check that computer for the wireless router's program (or rightclick on the little antenna icon in the bottom taskbar, then leftclick on 'open', if you are using 'Windows') 

On tablet, goto settings, then 'wifi', choose (tap on) the router from your computer (ex., 'linksys'). If you see a padlock then you need the password. If no password was set, it might be the code#'s on the router itself, look for a string of numbers next to "WEP" on the label. If there's no padlock icon, then you should be able to connect to that 'open' network.

 As to connecting to your google account, go to settings, "accounts and sync", from there pick 'I have a google account', input your gmail address then password, tap 'create account'. If you have wifi and entered the info correctly, it should take a few seconds to log in. 

P.S. You can try asking a tech at your local library to help you, tell them you want to setup your tablet to download e-books from the library, and the tech person will help you with the rest. Here are a couple links I found about your brand of Archos tablet...

http://www.arctablet.com/blog/archos-tablet/archos-70b-it-review-part-1-introduction/

http://forum.archosfans.com/viewtopic.php?f=73&p=387224

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I'm not sure my reply was posted so I'm posting it again.

 

Thank you for sure wonderfully understandable info.  You have given me more info in this one reply than I have been able to get over the last few months!  

Wish tablet makers would take into consideration there are many of us non-techies out here!

We need more detailed help than is provided by the "manual".

I appreciate your taking the time to help me, and especially for the links.

I will get to them today.

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You're very welcome, looks like a nice little Android eReader/internet tablet (here's a Dec 2012 review of it by TechRadar... http://m.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/tablets/archos-70-internet-tablet-8gb-1072652/review
Welcome to the world of Android, not as easy to jump into as Apple is, but not so bad once you learn a few basic concepts of how to 'navigate' the screens. Here's a link to a YouTube video, "Android for beginners", which should give you a basic feel for using the Android OS (operating system, yours is Honeycomb 3.0 or something, not sure)... http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=tp3fc6cM9Nc&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dtp3fc6cM9Nc Your OS is a little different than what's shown in this video, but basically the same.
I found that on this google search page, http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&gl=US&ie=UTF-8&source=android-browser&q=android+for+beginners

The trick to learning any new OS is to play around a little, tap on things, and if you are not sure about something, you can either click (I mean "tap") on "cancel" or press the "back" button (has a pic of an arrow on it), or the "home" button (has a pic of a little house on it). Sometime if you do a "long press" on a screen icon a sub-menu will pop up. You can't 'break it' by playing with it. Learn a couple things then... TURN IT OFF!, and enjoy the rest of the night. Get a good nights sleep so your brain will put what you learned into 'permanent memory'. Don't try to learn Android all at once. It might take a few months to finally get to a point where you can feel 'really' comfortable with it, but probably much sooner. And have fun with it, they are amazing devices. :^)


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Thanks for even more to assimilate!  I love learning new things but sometimes technology gets ahead of me. 

Glad to know it is not something that can be absorbed all at once.  Guess I was expecting to be able to do that.   

I think I have enough now to keep me learning for a couple weeks at least.  Smile

 

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BTW, 'WordPress' is not important right now. It's a good 'App', or program, to have when you want to make your own website, and to publish your own 'blog' online. Here's a link that explains it better... http://learn.wordpress.com/

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Thanks.  When I tried to connect with my computer, WordPress came up.  That's why I asked what it had to do with the tablet.

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When wordpress pops up just press the 'home' button at the bottom, that should take you to the android 'home' screen.  From there, look for a pic of 16 dots in a 4x4 pattern, tap it and it should take you to where all your programs (apps) are, look for 'settings' and tap on it.

Now tap on 'Wireless and Networks'. Now tick the checkbox next to "WiFi Turn on Wi-Fi" so you see a green checkmark there.

Now look for and tap on "Wi-Fi Settings", and you 'should' see your  WiFi signal there. Tap on it and then tap on 'connect'. If all went well it will say "connected"

That should be all you need to do to connect (unless a password is involved) to WiFi., and you should now be able to use the browser to get on the internet (look for a little icon of the planet earth) and PlayStore (or "Market").

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