Relevant Equipment

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Step one Connect the keyboard and mouse.

To connect the keyboard and mouse to the computer via the USB ports.  Both keyboards and mouse could be wireless however they make have receivers which will allow for them to be plugged into the USB ports.

There are two different coloured USB ports which are either the black or blue ports, the blue ones are the newer USB 3.0 standard, these are best reserved for the fast storage devices for example hard drives and USB flash drives.

Ideally the user would want to plug the keyboard and mouse into the USB ports which are located at the back of the PC rather than in the front.

There are green and purple connectors also in PC’s for the keyboard and mouse but these days they are rarely used.

Step 2 Connect the monitor

Monitors have a variety of standards by how they connect to PC’s however the main ones are HDMI, VGA and DVI. If there is a choice it would be ideal to choose HDMI or DVI as VGA is not a digital connection.

HDMI cable send both video and audio to a monitor. DVI cables send only video from PC to the monitor. If the monitor has only a VGA input but the PC doesn’t have a VGA output then a VGA to DVI converter will be required.

Step 3 is connecting the network

If the PC does not have built in Wi-Fi then the user will need to connect a network cable a network cable so that they can gain internet access. If the PC does not have wireless networking or isn’t close to a broadband router a powerline network adaptor may be required.

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