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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Up and Running... Kind Of

Well, at least I have the internet back.  What  will never recover are the three and half hours I spent on the telephone trying to get the internet back up and running.

You would think that since I write a blog, which is published on the internet,  I would be a little more tech savvy than I am.  The truth is that the sum total of my knowledge and interest in how the internet actually works extends to the "publish" button at the bottom of the page on Blogger.  Other than that, it's all Chinese to me.  I don't know anything more and you know what?  I don't really care.  For me, the internet is a lot like a car.  I want to get in, turn it on, and then I just want it to go.

But today I got a crash course in "router reconfiguration" and I cannot say that I enjoyed it.  Part of the problem is that our wireless router is located on the second floor of our house and Ted's computer, the "main" one for our "network", is located on the third floor.  There was a lot of up and down the stairs, a lot of reattaching the router upstairs, and hours on the phone with my new buddy, Banktar, the technician at Netgear.

Don't you just love it when I talk "tech-nese"?

I have to admit, that I must have been very frustrating to Banktar.  Here he is, trying to help and the sheer frustration of not having the slightest idea of what (1) he was telling me to do, and (2) what I was actually doing when he told me to do it, practically brought me to tears.  Okay.  I'll admit it.  I wept and I'm not ashamed to admit it.  Well, maybe a little but it was beyond frustrating.

The good news is that we finally have internet again and I have gotten back on Blogger.  The bad news is that I'm totally "fermished".  I'm going to cook dinner but I have to tell you this.  What I could really use is a scotch.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you are back up and running. Hope you got that scotch!