A break to the internet
by, 09-01-2009 at 07:17 PM (3215 Views)
My wireless router finally died over the weekend. Seven plus years of faithful service ended with constant interuptions to internet browsing. Imagine having to get up every few hours to reset the internet? It was almost like the bad old days of dial up.
At first I assumed my ISP has finally tired of all my video dowloads. I refused to believe my fathful netgear had died. But then I realised it was long overdue an upgrade. So eager to get back on the net, I took a trip to PC World. My first trip there for a while and I soon regretted my impatience. Every sales assistant (and even the ones at the tills) weren't there to help, but encourage you to buy. The bloke in front of me (buying a laptop) was asked if he wanted a bag. "No my car's just over there", came the answer. The lad was trying to sell a laptop bag.
Anyway, so after finally getting to pay for the thing (and then queuing up again to exchange it after I realised I'd picked up the wrong one), I was the proud owner of a new router. It's all very new and I'm sure does some wonderous things. But it also gives me internet. And it's half the size of the old one. Let's hope it lasts just as long.