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In other news... [Apr. 26th, 2005|10:58 pm]
The Love Bug
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Geek stuff
I got a parcel today with loads of geeky bits I ordered.

In a nutshell, we've now got:
  • wireless - although I need a bit of help from my tech support, grumpydave, to iron out some kinks
  • NAS - well not really, a little device that turns a USB2.0 drive into network storage
  • DVD Rewriter - finally! It's about time we got a CD/DVD writer, as everyone else seems to have one!!


Coming up...
We're off to London tomorrow, moosical has a couple of exams, so we're staying overnight in the city. We're also meeting up with grumpydave for lunch too, hopefully.

Then, on Friday we're off on our jollies with stephaniewalker and grumpydave :o)

The last time I mentioned grumpydave so many times in the same post, was when I was hinting to him that he should get himself a LiveJournal... here! :o)

Edit: Oh, and here too, it seems! :o)
Edit: Heh, and here!!!!! LOL
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[User Picture]From: kuzanagi_
2005-04-26 10:03 pm (UTC)
Wireless LAN's can be a real pain in the arse. Ours can be quite tempremental at times, but once it's working it tends to stay like it until some random cosmic event causes it to decide not to play ball. The situation improved dramatically though, once I replaced the cheap wireless NIC I put in Hayley's machine with a better quality one.

That'll serve me right to skimp on a component in future. I put a £15 wireless NIC in to a shuttle PC I bought for her and built for £700. I saved £15 on the NIC, but cost myself probably 15 hours of technical headaches :/

For some reason, I was under the impression that a NIC was a NIC and it'd just work.
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2005-04-26 10:07 pm (UTC)
On the contrary, I'm quite surprised how easy it was! The router is Belkin, but the NIC (or USB stick, as it is) was real cheapo, but works perfectly.

The kink I need ironing out, is being able to access the devices on my wireless router from my primary LAN. I've got the router bound to one of my static IPs and DHCP/NAT on the inside.
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[User Picture]From: kuzanagi_
2005-04-26 10:08 pm (UTC)
To be fair, the main cause of problems for us was the dodgy NIC Hayley had in her machine. Once I realised it was that, and changed it out it's been behaving very well. My PDA connects to it too, which is cool :)
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2005-04-26 10:10 pm (UTC)
Heh :o)
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[User Picture]From: yumseta
2005-04-26 10:21 pm (UTC)
We've fairly recently got a wireless router too - a Netgear DG834GT, which works virtually flawlessly (it's used for the machine sitting in our living room).
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[User Picture]From: crazybee
2005-04-27 12:11 am (UTC)
i got netgear wireless ADSL router, worked flawlessly since i got it out of the box :) got a PCMIA wireless card for laptop too which was good
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2005-04-27 06:55 am (UTC)

I've just got to find somewhere to put our router... there's just not enough mains sockets in the world, you know?
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[User Picture]From: moo
2005-04-26 10:29 pm (UTC)
If I didn't know better, I would think you had a crush on him! Hee hee! :-)
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[User Picture]From: moosical
2005-04-27 06:45 am (UTC)
Dang!

you bet me too my words..
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[User Picture]From: moo
2005-04-28 11:38 am (UTC)
And I'm always days behind with the comments. You must have been seriously lagging on this one! :-)
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2005-04-27 06:56 am (UTC)

Well, erm...
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[User Picture]From: moo
2005-04-28 11:38 am (UTC)
He's not denying it! HA! :-D
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