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Post by malickfan on Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:20 pm

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Just letting everyone know If I mysteriously dissapear from the forums sometime soon (possibly for quite a while) it won't be because I've finally grown tired of Petty's cheek (joking), I've been having rather alot of difficulties connecting to the internet lately (a crappy mobile broadband dongle being my only way), and unfortunately lack the time and money (and knowledge, never been that good with computers) to obtain a more secure connection or decent replacement laptop/computer. So if you don't see much of me in the future spare a thought for the poor computer illerate of this world and the annoying crap we have to put up with... Sad 

Anyone else have tales of woe to share?


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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:24 pm

Hey I cant help showing my cheek, especially when there's an updraught!  Mad 

I had to suffer a similar means of connecting for some time too Malick, and worse I had to connect the dongle to a cable that went right across my room and then hang it out the window just to get a signal at all  Evil or Very Mad 

Are you friendly with your neighbours? If so and your pc can pick up wireless connections and they have wireless (both quite likely) perhaps you could come to some arrangement to pay a percentage of the monthly bill in return for piggybacking on their signal.
I had just such an arrangement with my neighbours for a short period until I got a phone line sorted out.

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Post by malickfan on Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:33 pm

Yeah my neighbors are pretty friendly like that, so I'm sure they'd be OK with that as a last resort (when they are around that is), but my laptop seems OK at the moment (I'm honestly not sure if it's the laptop itself or the internet dongle-I've only had problems in the last week or so, the laptop is new and rather pricey...) so I'm not going to muck around with wi fi unless I have to.

It's not exactly A 'serious' problem, just a rather annoying one, and I'd rather pour my crabbit out on the internet than my colleagues at work  Wink 

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:37 pm

Might be worth asking them if you can try using their connection just as a test- if it seems to work fine you can at least blame the dongle and eliminate the pc as an issue.
If you still have the same problem then it might be your laptop.

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Post by malickfan on Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:39 pm

Yeah I should probably do that, I'll ask next time I see them.

Thanks for the advice Petty.

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Post by malickfan on Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:44 pm

Why did I start this thread in 'Arts and Entertainment?'  scratch 

Maybe it's my eyesight that's the issue...

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:45 pm

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Post by Mrs Figg on Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:08 pm

I have the same problem Malick, I have only ever had one of those Spawn of Mordor Dongle things. I have paid for a year, and every month it renews, but if I watch anything on streaming or videos then the monthly credit goes in two seconds and for the rest of the month it goes as slow as a mini Ice Age, but slower. srsly no shit sometimes it takes me HALF AN HOUR   Banghead  to open one email, really and truly I am telling the truth one fucking half hour waiting like an idjit. The other day this reeeeely important email arrived from my Uni telling me whether I had a place or not, imagine I wanted to find out asap, but oh no I had to wait.................and wait..............and wait................................................................................................................................................................30 minutes later it bloody opens.  Extremely Crabbit Banghead Extremely Crabbit I wanted to open the window and crush the computer into smitherines. But because I have the patience of a saint (as Petty will testify  Suspect) i did not in fact throw the computer through the window. so yeah I hate dongles too.  No

I cant afford wifi I think its expensive but not sure.  scratch 
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Post by azriel on Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:23 pm

Why the fook cant they leave windows XP alone ? I see its hitting the bottom of the toilet pan next month. I know its old but, I like it, Im used to it & isnt it my fooking choice ?
I had a dongle once, Oh boy, never again. I was charged by the month, I kept to the agreed usage but, O2 made out Id over stepped & wapped on no end of charges until I moaned my ass off & took it further. It was such a fight sorting it all out & proving I did not go over the usage I was allowed etc, Totally ruined my enjoyment of the 'interwunderwebz'. They said Id get coverage from where I live & I couldnt, they said Id get a decent download speed & I could have walked faster ! Grrrr !  Mad

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Post by malickfan on Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:27 pm

Figgs:

I'm not an expert on wi fi but I don't think it's that much more expensive, a little more temperamental I think.

You are on contract? That's even worse! I was on a contract dongle once, you have my sympathies, damn thing had a faulty connection and always ran out of data, I was on the phone for over an hour trying to cancel the bloody thing, pay as you go isn't much better.  Banghead  Extremely Crabbit

Azriel:

I miss XP, all new computers have Windows 8 which seems to be a slighty more colourful way to confuse everyone...

Damn computers!!!

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:34 pm

Windows 7 isnt too bad Azriel. Thats what I use.
Skip Vista- its bloody awful, the only thing worse is windows 8- avoid it like the plague.

Win7 is very like XP only it works better and has a few handy extra features.

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Post by Mrs Figg on Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:37 pm

trouble is if I want to watch UK tv shows I have to use streaming which eats up the credit thing, and at the moment theres loads of stuff on the BBC I want to watch like The Voice  Embarassed  and Jonathan Creek. But once this contract finishes I will defo look into wifi.

I think I am addicted to The Voice  No I love Kylie

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Post by Norc on Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:36 pm

how is it that in 2014 some people still seem to living in the 15th century?
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Post by David H on Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:00 pm

Because it's rather nice here, mostly.

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Post by azriel on Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:39 pm

Cheers Petty ! Ive heard other people slagging off vista & windows 8 ! Vista Ive no intention of touching with yours let alone mine !  Very Happy or 8 !

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Post by halfwise on Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:52 pm

Mrs Figg wrote:trouble is if I want to watch UK tv shows I have to use streaming which eats up the credit thing, and at the moment theres loads of stuff on the BBC I want to watch like The Voice  Embarassed  and Jonathan Creek. But once this contract finishes I will defo look into wifi.

I think I am addicted to The Voice  No I love Kylie

Actually, whether you connect by wifi or not has nothing to do with your service provider (except if you use a dongle thingy I guess).  If you've got a cable connection you can either plug your computer directly to it, or plunk down some money to buy a wifi broadcaster and plug the cable into it.  I suppose nearly everyone these days who gets a cable connection also buys the wifi broadcaster, but you are looking for a cable company, not a wifi company. The wifi is all your doing.

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Post by RA on Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:27 am

Norc wrote:how is it that in 2014 some people still seem to living in the 15th century?

This really only applies to America, but what you posted made me think of this:


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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:38 am

Laughing 

For those in he UK I can recommend plusnet- been with them for a while now- no problems streaming stuff, no download limits, no caps and my monthly bill for internet, phoneline and calls is about £31 a month, so about a quid a day.
And when I have had an issue the customer service was good and sorted it out.

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Post by halfwise on Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:57 am

Pettytyrant101 wrote:Laughing 

For those in he UK I can recommend plusnet- been with them for a while now- no problems streaming stuff, no download limits, no caps and my monthly bill for internet, phoneline and calls is about £31 a month, so about a quid a day.
And when I have had an issue the customer service was good and sorted it out.

Mind if I move there?

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Post by bungobaggins on Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:03 am

Good luck, Malick! Hope you don't disappear on us!  Crying or Very sad 

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Post by malickfan on Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:19 am

Still here for now, seems to be working fine  Shocked 


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Post by Mrs Figg on Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:47 pm

Norc wrote:how is it that in 2014 some people still seem to living in the 15th century?

fear ye not we doth haz stuff



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Post by azriel on Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:02 pm

Cos they had nice satin & velvet dresses, & bustiers & dashing men in brocade trying to steal a kiss, that got into sword fights over you ............................................phwoar !

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:12 pm

Do kilts, pub fights and trying to get a lady to pay for the next round not count then?  Mad 

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Post by Mrs Figg on Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:22 pm

halfwise wrote:
Mrs Figg wrote:trouble is if I want to watch UK tv shows I have to use streaming which eats up the credit thing, and at the moment theres loads of stuff on the BBC I want to watch like The Voice  Embarassed  and Jonathan Creek. But once this contract finishes I will defo look into wifi.

I think I am addicted to The Voice  No I love Kylie

Actually, whether you connect by wifi or not has nothing to do with your service provider (except if you use a dongle thingy I guess).  If you've got a cable connection you can either plug your computer directly to it, or plunk down some money to buy a wifi broadcaster and plug the cable into it.  I suppose nearly everyone these days who gets a cable connection also buys the wifi broadcaster, but you are looking for a cable company, not a wifi company.  The wifi is all your doing.

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