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Up and Running Again

September 4th, 2009 (07:44 am)
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current mood: cheerful

The Comcast technician came out last week to get our wireless cable Internet hookup working again. When he finished, he tried it out on my laptop. He was able to get online, so he said the problem was solved and left. Unfortunately, he never bothered checking on the other three computers in the house, and they still couldn't get online. So I've been relegated either to using the laptop -- which is brand new and doesn't have a lot of stuff loaded onto it yet, and which for which there is no desk space in my office -- or to going online on my desktop system via a maddeningly slow dial-up connection.

We (meaning mostly my computer genius husband, Bob) had been trying since then to diagnose and fix the problem. Finally, Bob gave up in disgust and began hardwiring all three of the desktop computers, a process involving cables strung around the basement and holes drilled in the floors, because the computers are scattered throughout the house.

It worked! I'm now sitting at my desktop computer in my office, and I am on the internet but not tying up a phone line. He still has our little boy's computer to tie in this weekend, but two out of the three are set. One advantage we're noticing: I have a ton more memory free than I used to. Apparently the poor computer was straining itself, trying to talk to a wireless router that was too far away and too obstructed for it to connect to easily.

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Posted by: Lawrence M. Schoen (klingonguy)
Posted at: September 4th, 2009 12:20 pm (UTC)

Yay, Bob!

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