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JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:47 PM
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Sonofamuththafrickin...! I suck at computer tech crap!!!
Ok...Got a Belkin wireless router from my parents, they didn't want it, and after two days of screwing up IP addresses (Alright the desk top worked fine off of the router right after I installed it), the modem, the computer, my lovely spouse's patience, I've HAD IT!!!!!

Yes the techs from Belkin & Bellsouth were nice and helpful especially the nice young lady from the Phillipenes, but SHIT what a nightmare!!!

Two days ago there was signal for the wireless laptop, yippee, so I tried to encrypt the stupid thing and voila! Lost access for the bulk of this evening...

I had the Ethernet cables all in the right places, even installed the ethernet PCI card myself (IT WORKS GODDAMNED IT!!!!), yet all hell broke loose. IP addresses were flung across cyberspace by my incompetance.

Now (After an hour call to Bellsouth) it's back to the USB cable and no wireless...

I need to buy a case a beer and get a techy friend to come over and get this shit together because while I may be a GIS master and able to make Access and Excell works wonders I'm no flippin' software tech.

Ay caramba what an experiance from hell...


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JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:58 PM
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1. Oh I guess nobody else has ever screwed themselves to the wall...
...like I did?
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Shakeydave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 07:48 PM
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2. I had Rude do mine.......................
ya PRICK!
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JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 07:49 PM
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3. Prick!
Who are you calling a PRICK??? And where have you been???
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 07:50 PM
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4. Dave!!!!
:hi:

How ya been, my friend?
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Shakeydave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 08:12 PM
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6. Hey Bud!
Still haven't made it to Austin! I'm a dick that way! How've you been?
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 08:14 PM
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8. Eh, not bad.
Things are goin'. How's life in Fla?
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Shakeydave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 08:57 PM
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9. Almost a year ....................
Since Hurricane Charlie and I'm still wrestling with the feds and staters over relief funds! It's been a wacky ass year!
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 08:59 PM
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10. It has been a wild and wacky year for sure.
It's just starting to calm down a bit.
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JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 07:51 PM
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5. OMFG! What's up brother?????
Oh, and I wish I had a dave up here because that router screwed me hard...
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Shakeydave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 08:13 PM
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7. Mo shnid on my pile!
Day to day ya know!
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Crazy Guggenheim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 09:06 PM
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11. Let me ask you a question. How far away is the computer from
the router itself? Sometimes they get too close and it cuts the signal.
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JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 09:10 PM
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12. The two computers were between 5 feet away
and about 20 feet away from each other.

It was extremely frustrating.
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Crazy Guggenheim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 09:12 PM
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13. First. Make sure the router is at least 10 feet away from each
system. Tell you what, if you have any questions feel free to PM me. Those things can be a little tricky to set up.
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Shakeydave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 09:12 PM
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14. What you need to do is.....
Stick one finger in your ear (left preferably) then hold your right hand up in a soul fist, jump twice to your left, once to your right and then three fist pumps and that should work. Either that or call the geeks!
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Crazy Guggenheim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 09:14 PM
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15. Ahem. It's the IT people.
:popcorn:
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JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 09:17 PM
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17. Oppps sorry...we aren't exactly PC over here!
I will tell Michael to PM you when/if he tries it again....right now the wifi thing is a paperweight-

Stephanie
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JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 09:16 PM
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16. This is Stephanie....Michael is downstairs....
when he told me he wanted to wifi the house, I almost cried. After he tried it, I DID cry...and just went to bed....

Hopefully the Geek will come over next week---
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JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 10:02 PM
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19. I tried the finger thing but not in my ear. It hurt & didn't work.
Good gawd this is embarrassing!
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Prisoner_Number_Six Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 09:20 PM
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18. Wireless is very straightforward.
If the router doesn't work, take it back and get a different one (NOT Linksys). There seems to be a rather high out-of-the-box failure rate for router boxes of more than one brand-- a failure in design or quality control- I don't know. All I know is if I plug a box in and can't connect through it within five minutes, it goes back to the store. (I install wireless systems as part of my job.)
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