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Old 08-15-2019, 07:32 PM
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OK...here is the story.

Back in June AT&T, my internet service provider (for a blankety blank load of money every month), decided I needed a new router.

I wasn't home so my wife let the AT&T guy in.

At the time my router was next to my computer connected with an ethernet cable.

I have streaming TV stuff (Apple TV) and my wife has an I pad so the AT&T guy moved the router to the living room and ran a new DSL wire.

That meant my computer needed wi-fi. My computer doesn't have wi-fi.

I had to find a wi-fi receiver thingy. I found one in an Office Depot in Detroit!!! that got it...

not so fast...windows came up saying a strong wi-fi signal a bazillion BPS's but "will not connect to the internet".

Finally, today after a few months, my computer works.

Oh, BTW. AT&T charged me $99.00 to finally come out and get it working.

Did I forget to mention AT&T is my one and only internet option. I hate AT&T!

Anyway, I am back. I will start adding more kits to my web ste tomorrow.
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Old 08-15-2019, 09:14 PM
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Good to have you back, Sandman.
I was wondering what happened.
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Old 08-15-2019, 11:11 PM
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Glad you are back!

Lack of competition for internet service really sucks.
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Old 08-16-2019, 05:16 AM
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I have the same problem. All of my art programs are on an old Windows XP computer. When I moved the desk I had to run a cable across the floor.
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Old 08-16-2019, 11:47 PM
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Sandman, I am sorry to hear of all the trouble you went through.

I join you in hatred of AT&T computer service....and pretty much all the rest of their products too. After running into terrible AT&T data rates for our home service, they stalled us with promises of imminent fixes and upgrades. That never happened. As far as I am concerned, AT&T owes me a big refund for years of service that I paid for that they never provided.

Are you sure that you cannot get ANY other ISP to help you out?
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Old 08-17-2019, 02:23 PM
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Sandman, I am sorry to hear of all the trouble you went through.

I join you in hatred of AT&T computer service....and pretty much all the rest of their products too. After running into terrible AT&T data rates for our home service, they stalled us with promises of imminent fixes and upgrades. That never happened. As far as I am concerned, AT&T owes me a big refund for years of service that I paid for that they never provided.

Are you sure that you cannot get ANY other ISP to help you out?


Yes! What he said.

Being in a rural area, my only other alternative is satellite internet.

Very expensive! And if it rains...I assume it works like satellite TV. Or doesn’t work.
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