Well, this is a day I'll never get back. But I did learn a bit more about being a computer technician. Since Comcast service won't be out here until next week (Tuesday), I decided to take the bull by the horns and set up the new combination modem-router that I received via UPS from them yesterday in the rain as I was leaving for work. How do you like THAT for a LONG sentence?
I have to confess folks, I am a bit frazzled right now so bear with me.
As the above video indicates I played computer tech service guy this morning by setting up the new modem-router that Comcast sent to me. Yes, I was the one crawling around on the floor, getting behind that computer cabinet, amidst years of dust cover wires to connect the new piece of equipment.
Again, in my never ending quest not to post a long and boring tech filled post, I will state that after several frustrating hours I did get everything hooked up. Now bear with me. I can now get WIFI with my new modem-router but I still cannot hookup the ethernet cable. I put the ethernet cable in the back of my iMac and nada. No Internet connection.
I called Apple. They walked me through several time consuming steps ending with me putting my computer in a Safe Mode and completely reinstalling the El Capitan OS operating system.
This took some time (hours), resulting in call backs from Apple from different techs (of course) to try and make my ethernet connection work. It didn't work.
By this time I figured out that I didn't have a software problem with my almost new iMac Apple computer. What I surmised (process of elimination) was when Comcast's had the power outage this last Tuesday that caused me to be disconnected from their Internet service.
I called Comcast back and this time got a very nice woman ("Judy") from Manila (yes, the Philippines). I asked her "Do you have to activate my connection?" She said "Yes" and she did. Oh wait, I'm getting the cart before the horse. Disregard my previous paragraph when I said I got an Internet connection RIGHT after hooking up my new modem-router. I didn't get it until "Judy" activated it. But still, I don't have an Ethernet connection. She suggested that I call Apple back again.
|Tech service center Manila, Phillipines|
That I did and after another hour and a half in which two very help Apple employees walked me through several steps, and still no ethernet Internet connection, we figured out that I will wait until the
Another frustration. I lost my Internet connection to my new Bose Wave radio but I was able figure out how to hookup to my new home WIFI signal. Which, by the way, doesn't have my favorite home network name nor password. Instead it has a password of 78 alpha characters and numbers which I am anxious to change but I don't want to mess around anymore with screwing up what I have working now.
Does this make any sense? Folks, I have an Internet connection, albeit WIFI and I'm not using my good neighbor Barb's WIFI signal thus I am an honest if frustrated Old Gay Man (there he goes with the "gay thing" again).
So now I'm listening to some really cool sound my Pandora Internet radio station ("Beyond Ragi" DJ Krush) and going to have some dinner, catch up on my online Scrabble games (before I - God forbid - forfeit any of them) and who knows? Maybe even a Netlix movie. It's been awhile hasn't it Ron since you've had a relaxing night at the Tipton Cinema?
|The "Tipton Cinema" or facsimile thereof|