I Am Not A Nerd

 But it would have helped this weekend.

For the past few weeks we had been having problems with our WiFi connection dropping every few minutes.  There was also  severe interference on our landline - we could hardly hear conversations due to the loud crackling noise.

We reported it to Manx Telecom and an engineer fixed the fault on the line (somewhere out in the street) and we received a replacement router as ours was pretty old and not working too well.

I plugged in the router, entered the passwords and all seemed OK.  Except that P's laptop in the box room upstairs couldn't seem to hold an internet connection for long and kept dropping out.  Pretty frustrating for him on rainy days when he can't get out in the garden.

Yesterday evening I remembered that we had bought a WiFi range extender when we moved in here as the signal struggled to reach the upstairs rooms.  After six months I couldn't remember how I had originally installed it and set it up so this morning was spent rummaging through drawers and cupboards to find the box and instructions.




Eventually I found them and, with the help of Professor Google, I finally managed to copy the new router's settings onto the extender and now P is happily internetting upstairs while the wind and rain lashes down outside.

He did vacuum the whole house for me as a reward!

 


24 comments:

  1. Hoovering a full house sounds like torture. Poor P. I think he deserves a glass of Croft Original or maybe a glass of a fine Scotch Malt?

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    1. He'll probably down a bottle of Merlot.

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  2. That’s more than I could do….vacuuming the whole of house is more than I could do as well - reward or not.

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    1. Just call us Amazing Man and Wonder Woman...

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  3. Sounds like a fair switch.

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  4. Good for you, JayCee! It feels so good when we can fix something ourselves, doesn't it? We have to restart our WiFi router from time to time when it gets slow or drops the signal. I am lucky to have my oldest son living with me and he can usually work it out.
    You ARE the WiFi Wonder Woman! Well done!

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    1. I am usually OK if I have some instructions to follow... preferably with pictures too!

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  5. Well done JayCee! That is impressive and also a good lesson in role reversal. Do you make Lord Peregrine wear his frilly pinafore when vacuuming?

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    1. Sadly no, it was in the wash.

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    2. PS I think the IT thing is more down to age than gender.

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    3. I think it helps if you are a nerd in spite of what your blogpost title claims.

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  6. Well done. You deserved that reward. You're a tech nerd as far as I'm concerned!

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  7. Fair exchange it seems to me.

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  8. As a complete Luddite I'm very impressed by your prowess! Hope P's vacuuming was to your satisfaction.

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    1. Well, he did miss a bit, but I let him off as he got all the cobwebs that I wouldn't have been able to reach.

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  9. We had a few drops of rain last night, so, predictably, off went my internet radio, and laptop. It soon came back on again, but it's becoming a joke. I'm considering cutting my monthly bill in half. See how they like that!

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    1. They would probably cut you off totally!

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  10. F is useless at tech stuff and if something goes wrong we have to stay in the stone age till Mr B comes back. Could you run courses (online???) for tech challenged F-like people?

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    1. Funnily enough my role before I retired was to create online training courses. Too out of touch these days though.

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  11. Oh well done, JayCee!

    It's surprising what one can do when one puts one's mind to it!
    xxx

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    1. I really needed to sort it out to keep P happy!

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