I am going out and I may be some time. I am just about to rig up a new WiFi router.
This probably sounds as simple to you as they describe on the box, but you know me and electronics. According to the box, you don't even need to plug in a cable to set it up. You simply power it up and configure it using WiFi, or so they claim.
I looked for my router and account passwords which I created years ago in case I am asked for them, and discovered that if I did write them down, I put the bit of paper somewhere so safe that I cannot find it. I called up a friendly Indian man who works on the Live Chat for my server, and he told me what my secret passwords are, so now I don't have to worry about that... or do I? During the time he spent digging up my details, he offered to send me a new router - free of charge...
When Green-Eyes was doing all her university course-work, she would get pissed off with me for not having WiFi to use with her laptop, and I said we didn't need it because the Mac is only about 4 feet from the router.
She got so fed up with going between the Mac and her laptop, so many times, that she used to go down the street to the public library to use their WiFi. Last night I turned on the WiFi on my iPhone and - blow me - I got a perfect signal from the public library! The trouble is that it is switched off at night, when we watch films.
It is only now that I have finally set up H.I. with her iPhone that it makes any sense to use WiFi in the house, and not rely on the mingy allowance of data that the pittance we pay to our mobile server gives us, and I like the idea of watching films in bed on my little screen, streamed from downstairs.
I am sorry to have to report that the phone company which Jack@ uses refused to unlock the iPhone which she kindly gave us, and they refuse to even say why. Well we all know why really, and they have already said that it would take about two months to unlock it, if they ever unlocked it at all, so everyone has given up on them. Suffice to say that I would never, ever, consider using them in the future because they are such a bunch of mean-spirited bastards.
Anyway, I will get back when the WiFi is up and running. Like I say, I may be out for some time...
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