Superuser is a great site, there are lots of kind, enthusiastic people here willing to help others who are in need. But I wonder how do I go about solving computer problems on my own and become a super user who will be able to contribute answers to others in need? Top contributors here must have learned it somewhere, perhaps from some kind of Windows manual?
For example, I wanted to know how to make my laptop into a wireless hot spot so I googled, and I found this great article that shows me step by step how to configure Windows, (enter netsh wlan show driver in the cmd to determine if my wireless card supports it... etc etc). But how did the writer of this article know this much?
I realize experience plays an important role, but I think experience alone will not lead me to enter netsh wlan show drivers in the cmd if I did not know it existed in the first place. How does one know netsh existed in in the first place?
I understand the internet and superuser.com made it much more convenient to search for common computer problems. Granted, a lot of questions have been answered. But what if I have a new problem that not many people have encountered before (and its solution was not yet available on Google)? I could in theory make a thread on this site and hope someone else have an answer. But what if I want to be that person who can figure out the answer? what do I need to be able to solve that problem independently? Thanks!