Yeah, Yeah, Get Over It
I’ve finally did it. We got cable internet so all you IP trackers out there can now change the label on your tracker when I reply to one of your posts.
Oddly, the cable contractor that came out called around 8PM on Thursday. Charter is so backed up that they hired contractors out of Spokane to do all the new installs while the local Charter workers are cleaning up the blood from their recent conversion.
Now, you must realize that when things get simpler I, of course have to muck it up with complications. I bought a wireless router on Friday. The installation seemed to go along easily, but it didn’t work. I installed it again and still no-go. Then I installed it on the other computer and still it didn’t work. I really miss the days of plug and play. Why was that done away with?
I was going on my fifth hour of the twenty-minute installation when I realized it was time to call India. Some of the configuration just wasn’t taking. After an hour on the phone we got both configurations where they needed to be, however rebooting still didn’t activate either computers wireless functions.
It was then that I realized the switch on one lap-top was set in the off position, and the other lap-top that has a wireless beacon light to show if it is working is actually a beacon light switch. I hit that switch and the wireless function came to life. This lap-top is all black and it’s even hard to see the letters on the key board let alone see this was actually a switch.
So I am now up and running with high speed. Auntie will need to find something else to mock me about.