Monday, March 23, 2009

Fun With Technology

My wireless router died last week, so my internet provider sent me a nifty new gadget that combines modem, router and wireless for my home network. It came on Thursday.

As promised, all I had to do was plug it in, reboot our computers and..VIOLA!

We went down to the bay for the weekend and upon our return--you know what's coming, don't you? NADA.

Suddenly the gadget wouldn't recognize any of the computers in the house. After several calls Sunday night El Jefe's computer connected. But mine didn't. After a call to the "help" desk this morning, mine connected. But his didn't.

After getting more "help" from his office's help desk, they found a work-around that got him connected to the office server. But now his computer makes a loud "ding" whenever an email hits which sets the dogs off (Olivia is spending the day with us) and he can't figure out how to mute it because muting the sound on his computer doesn't help.

There's more "help" in my future.



Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I hate that!
But I must point out that you are certainly not sitting very lady like.

Sue said...

I'm sorry for your interweb/computer troubles, but that picture made me laugh out loud.

Reformed Catholic said...

FWIW ... when anyone asks me if they should use the 'company' supplied router, I tell them to buy their own for about 70 bucks at Best Buy.

Why? Because then you'll have full control over the wireless router, and will not have to sit on hold waiting for someone to help you.

BTW .. you should be able to turn off the 'ding' in any option or preferences area of your email program.

Presbyterian Gal said...

I promise to feel sorry for you just as soon as I stop laughing over that hysterical graphic.


Anonymous said...

i love that graphic!! the rest is very irritating - been there, done it... held the pistol at the same angle!!

mid-life rookie said...

Same as above - would be easier to feel sorry for you if I wasn't laughing so hard at the picture. I've so been there.