Monday, October 01, 2007

Not a Techno Geek

When it comes to technology, I get by, I can surf the waters, but definitely cannot handle the big waves without taking a spill. I really like technology, when it is working. Late yesterday afternoon, and unfortunately, into the evening I set up our wireless router. Old one died over a year ago, and we've been doing without. This seems like it should be an easy thing. It was not. It was a frustrating thing that makes me wish I had a techno geek with no social life living next door at my constant beck and call. It got it running and we are happily wireless, though I never was able to run its installation wizard. Every time I did, it disconnected the broadband connection and we'd end up with NO INTERNET at all. Not fun. So, we have it installed. No security. Does that matter? Maybe, maybe not. Seems we are vulnerable, no matter what. If you know that I have just opened up my family to certain attacks, do let me know.

For now, I will be happy with my semi-tech life that includes a desktop and two laptop computers, 3 digital cameras, 2 cell phones, 2 dvd players, and a partridge in a pair tree. I do not have an iPod, a Blackberry, a GPS device, or a 28" viewsonic monitor that would increase "my gaming and viewing pleasure" (or something like that). Still, as long as what I have is working properly, I am happy!

4 comments:

Audra said...

I have a wireless router, but we keep our laptops plugged in becuase I haven't been able to set it up. It keeps disconnecting us when i use the installation wizard, and then i get frustrated and give up!

nikk said...

Dakota - give that guy a call that worked on Casey's computer. He'll set up a secure network for you.

Heather R said...

Yeah it would be a good idea to have it secured otherwise others can get into your network. What kind of router is it, we just had to get us a newone as it died a week ago and i was in the middle of working on my class work. we only use the wireless in our house.

Dakota said...

Some kind of Linksys. Salesperson said it was the most reliable.
I don't WANT to pay the computer guy to set up my network when I SHOULD be able to do it myself.

There is probably nothing on our network for anyone to want - but I am worried, in general about viruses and spyware, after the fiasco of a couple weeks ago. Ugh.