On Tuesday morning as I was running through my emails and feeds I lost connectivity with the internets…Not the way I wanted to start a day. After going to the equipment cabinet in the bedroom closet and trying the unplug all, replug all, hit reset, try three times…I called AT&T. After walking throgh all of the steps with the dsl tech on the phone, she agreed, the modem had died. Hold on while she checks to see if they have a new one in the warehouse…It’ll be here Wednesday afternoon.
At that point I have a really odd feeling. I am disconected for the next 24+ hours. No email, no feeds, no blogs, no streming Netflix, no Hulu…What will I do with myself…So I poured another cup of coffee, grabbed the hummingbird book I bought last week (Hummingbirds of Texas: with Their New Mexico and Arizona Ranges (Atm Nature Guides)). I read the whole thing as the humminbirds buzzed around me…And I still can’t tell if I have anything besides Ruby Throats.
Once that was done it was time to spend some time in the yard…Watering, weeding, puttering around in the 90° weather. Repeat on Wednesday right up until the UPS truck showed up with the new modem. Oh goody…they are replacingh the 2 Wire with a Netgear… Lovely.
Then the fun began…Plug everything in. Run the setup. Then setup wifi…Try again…Use the install disk that comes in the modem package…The modem isn’t listed in the ones the software is degined to install…Great. It’s late, we need wifi and I saw something in Windows 7 about setting your computer up as a shared hotspot, so off we go…It works. Not great, but, it works. The daughter can get internet from the dining room the kids can watch Netflix on the living room TV. For the night it works.
Today, I fiddled around untilI finally just changed the password in the wifi setup from the default…Guess what it worked. Then it was on to setting upo the printer… I just love how everything is so interconected that when one thing goes down it’s a two day chore to get everything running again… So after upgrading the computers last week, I had to upgrade the network this week…September, the month of upgrades.
Now, to get back to my uneventful life…