Sunday, September 30, 2007

Technical Upgrade...

We did some technical upgrading this past week. Some voluntary, some we hadn’t planned on but we’re pleased with the result.Now one of my laptops has VISTA Home Premium Edition installed. Unfortunately my old unreliable since Comcast came RCA wireless modem/router refused to recognize the “VISTAized computer.
I decided to bite the bullet and purchase a new cable modem and router.

After setting up a new secure wireless network I added a “sling box” and now have full cable tv in both laptops, meaning I can take my cable service with me anywhere I can connect to a wireless broadband hotspot.

The new modem and router also nearly tripled my measured download speed, meaning I’m no longer plugging along at a rate slower than the average Japanese school kid as I had been since Comcast took over Adelphia.
I hope to be writing more than I have in recent months now that I’ve made the computer fun again.


At 3:11 AM , Blogger d.K. said...

I upgraded a laptop to Vista about 8 months ago, and everything slowed to an intolerable crawl, so I put it in the closet. I discoverd about a month ago that I had 250 MB of memory, not the minimum 500 that Vista warns is necessary. So, I bought a 1 GB SDRAM for $70, and installed it in the dormant laptop and POOF, the thing works like a charm! If you have any issues, check the RAM - it could fix anything that might be disappointing to you. I wish I had figured it out sooner, instead of by accident almost a year after my upgrade...

At 9:41 AM , Blogger jipzeecab said...

My 'Vista' laptop has 1GB PC2 5300 SDRAM and a 120GB hard drive so I'm not having any internal issues yet. The problem was that the "Thomson technology" in the modem/router didn't anticipate Vista software.
My biggest gripe so far about Vista is that word processing consists of notepad and it is primitive at best. They expect customers to spend $40 to download MS Word". Fortunately the WP here in the bloggerposting area is pretty good.


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