Shannon Stacey

Tired technodummy

I’m going to cry “Uncle!” and choose the winners for the Samhain gift certificates tomorrow. I’ve been wrestling with setting up a wireless router, which everybody told me would be easy. Yeah, maybe if you’re not trying to get a 5-year-old desktop and a brandy new laptop to play nice with each other. And like I know what the hell an ascii character is.

I seem to be on my network right now, but I’m ‘putered out, so I’ll be bahk.

5 comments to “Tired technodummy”

  1. WaxMIA
      · January 7th, 2006 at 12:57 am · Link

    Dare I ask which brand router/adapter you got?

  2. Cece
      · January 7th, 2006 at 9:52 am · Link

    Oh man! Good luck doll!! I have no words of wisdom but I’m sure you’ll conquor it!

  3. Anna Lucia
      · January 7th, 2006 at 2:19 pm · Link

    Nothing is ever easy with computers if you’re doing it yourself. Nothing.

    Husband is currently about to fit a new 160Gb secondary hard drive to his computer.

    I’m afraid….

  4. Shannon
      · January 7th, 2006 at 4:01 pm · Link

    I got a Linksys Wireless-G Broadband router, model # WRT54G. (Because that’s what the young computer whiz at the store recommended and used personally.) It probably would have been easy as pie if 1—my desktop wasn’t an old geezer that can’t keep it up and 2—my cable provider wasn’t having issues at the exact time I was doing it.

    Yes, that’s my luck. :doh:

  5. WaxMIA
      · January 8th, 2006 at 12:16 am · Link


    Same thing happened to us with our provider. They insisted it was our equipment so we bought a new modem and adapter, did every troubleshooting thingamabob known to man, and then guess what? They had something burnt out in the street box — our whole neighborhood had been out of service, but do they admit it and save us the headache and a couple hundred bucks? Of COURSE not. :cursin:

    Anyway, Linksys does rock. Should have no trouble after this initial bout. Sorry it was such a production.

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