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Internet issues. Help Rosie!

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by sportschick, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    So I recently moved and got a new ISP, complete with an allegedly wireless cable modem.

    Problem, I can't get the modem to work as a wireless one. I have to plug in. I also now can't connect with any of my IM programs, not AIM, YIM, MSN or myspace.

    Help, please.
  2. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    Look at the silver lining -- no MySpace.

    Call the folks at Qwest, CableOne, or Micron, or whatever the ISP is and tell them you'll switch to another provider if the modem they gave isn't fixed within 24 hours. If they don't show up, change providers.
  3. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Oh I can get on the myspace website, I just can't use the IM program they have.

    I tried to call, but I was on hold for a half-hour. I'll call back tonight when I get off and there aren't as many people calling to bitch at them, but I thought maybe the wise folks here might have some suggestions in the meantime.
  4. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    How do you check the firewall settings? And my current browser's updated, and I'm not having problems browsing, just with the wireless and the IM programs.
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Forget Rosie. Call the Geek Squad. Odds are 50-50 they will send over a scrawny, pale guy. 'Course it could be a chubby, pale guy.
  6. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    So I lowered my firewall, and it's still not working. Sigh. I'm sure it'll be something simple and I'll feel like a massive idiot when I call tonight.
  7. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    Here's an idea. Go outside and talk to people face-to-face. :D

    The wireless thing is almost for sure a hardware issue and needs to be replace, IMO.
  8. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Hey now, that's just scary, dammit. Besides everybody's at work that I know right now.

    I'd think the wireless thing was a hardware issue if it wasn't for the IM thing. It's just weird.
  9. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    There's the deal. You're in a new town and everyone you know is at work.

    Go out and meet some new people. Take advantage of this golden opportunity to wear your new big(ger)-city shoes and take your modem on a walk. Go to Circuit City, Best Buy or Radio Shack and flirt your way into some free service from the techs.
  10. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    What's flirting? ;) :D ;D
  11. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    She could flirt with the geek squad guy.

    Or some other SportsJournalists.com member.

    Or ... (fill in the blank).
  12. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Something you do with the PlainDealer...
    And please don't take this the wrong way, but since you're out of college, aren't you a little ... well... you know... past MySpace's target age group?
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