Post by Grand Moff Muffin on Apr 18, 2018 17:08:16 GMT
I only got round to requesting a wireless router from my broadband provider a couple of months ago - the previous one, which I had for about ten years, had to be connected to the laptop by a cable, which I guess sounds positively prehistoric to you young'uns of the mobile telephony generation. You could try connecting your laptop to your wireless router by cable if the positioning allowed, at least as a temporary measure while you get the wireless aspect sorted.
Little is known about this goblin beyond its dual role as an offensive weapon and teapot.
Wifi dongle attached. I can now get a wifi signal again though the speed is slower than before and pages take longer to load. Home hub arrives tomorrow.
Looks like it's the onboard wifi thingy on the laptop that is fooked (not long after a screen cable failed) keeping up the grand tradition of every Burns owned laptop without exception developing problems after 18 months. Every time!
Found ethernet cable though not ideal as that involves being stuck beside the phone socket in the coldest part of the Burns Cave and I am not good with cold!
New Hub does not work. Phone could not connect to it and when trying to use it on laptop big BT sign-up screens would over-ride sites and try to download something which failed every time. Went back to old Hub which at least works when plugged in to laptop with ethernet cable. New Hub was even missing the cable to plug into the phone socket!!!
I got the new Hub to work a few times before bt spamware appeared everywhere and it was noticeably slower on the 'net than the 9 year old outdated Hub 2!
Last Edit: Apr 20, 2018 20:03:22 GMT by The Doctor