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August 20th, 2008 (08:51 pm)

We have internet again. ^o^ Boy did we go through some serious stupidity before getting things back on track. ^^;

Ultimately, it ended up being the modem that died. The tech gave us a new modem and took our old one away. As it is, we had a horrendous time trying to get the router to work with the modem... until I finally read the modem box and discovered it's wireless. @_@ After that... *sigh* It was interesting. Apparently, Telus doesn't like XP-SP3 (requires minimum XP-SP2) and refused to install on the desktop system. ^^; I now have a bunch of crap on Mokkun since he was used to get the wireless fully set-up and configured before getting all the other systems online. That said, it's ironic that despite setting up the wireless on Mokkun, he was one of the last ones to be able to get connected. I had an icky time trying to figure out why he wouldn't connect. ^^;


All systems are now back up and connected. ^o^ The only remaining ick is that I can't seem to rename the connect the way I want to. >.> I'll have to double check later, but it wouldn't allow me to set my own name for it earlier. *sigh* I hate some of the names these things set for themselves. >.<;


Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: August 20th, 2008 11:09 pm (UTC)

Yay~! You're back! And... you went wireless, it seems?

Poor Mokkun, over worked and underpaid. He must be pouting right about now. XD

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: August 21st, 2008 12:18 am (UTC)

*laughs* Yeah. Before we had wireless via a separate router. Now we're all in one. (Big box though.) ^^;

Yeah, Mokkun's not too happy right now. Lots of extra gunk on the HD thanks to Telus' software. >.> Telus' security software ate a bunch of games from Yggy when I was still on it, so I really don't like having to use their connection software. Once I'm sure everything's normal on Mokkun, I'll probably uninstall all that stuff. :P

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: August 21st, 2008 01:07 am (UTC)

Wireless is nice, isn't it?

*pets Mokkun* It'll get better soon. ^_^

Glad your back! *leaves tea and cookies*

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: August 21st, 2008 02:12 am (UTC)

*laughs* All-in-one wireless is much nicer. Before there was also the issue of trying to figure out if it was the modem/connect that went down or if the router was acting up. Likewise, the location of the modem is more central (in the kitchen) and maybe with slightly stronger signal strength than the router. Hmm... I'll have to double check how things are on Haku later tonight. :P

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: August 21st, 2008 12:48 pm (UTC)

Everything okay with Haku, too?

Hmm our modem is underneath dad's desk. That doesn't go down, thankfully, unless there's been a severe storm and even then, maybe not.

But I do so love picking up the phone and hearing that the device can't be connected to the network. It makes life so much fun when you need to contact people. /sarcasm.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: August 22nd, 2008 10:42 pm (UTC)

No problems with Haku either. ^_^

Mokkun's since had the junk removed, but it's not pretty. I suspect there's lots of residual junk left behind since it's leaving little bits of itself behind everywhere. I wish programs would be a lot cleaner about cleaning up after themselves when they're removed. >.>

Ah well, at least life is mostly back to normal. Now if only I can get back into writing... *sigh*

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