Finally we have sunshine—it and the wind really got rid of lots of our mud today!
I’m not really sure what I accomplished today—talked to the guys at the 3G Store about routers. We have a Cradlepoint router for use with our Verizon aircard when in the motohome. At home we have DSL from the local telephone cooperative and use a router/modem combo. Malone commented the other day:
“Comment on the new computer...I got a new Dell with Windows 7, and I had a lot of trouble getting it to connect and stay connected. Turned out to be my older router. I got a new one and it all works slick and fast now. Might be some compatibility between older routers and Windows 7 which has more secure connections”
So with that in mind and the fact our router is probably 4-5 years old, I began researching routers hoping to find something that would work for both places, home and motorhome. Because our DSL comes into our house via a regular phone line I would have to have both a modem ($40) and a 3G router ($179). Called our telephone company tech support—great guys and very knowledgeable. The tech talked me out of a new router for the time being until we get the laptop back—could be an issue between the computer and the security settings on the router. He had some other great suggestions as did Rick. Maybe between all of us we can keep Michael’s new laptop connected.
We had pan seared tilapia for lunch with roasted potatoes and green beans, Michael has decided he can eat fish a couple times a week—I’ve been reading the Mediterranean Diet Cookbook which advocates less meat in your diet with more vegetables and fish. Michael is trying it!
I also did some cleaning in the motorhome today, you know Rollie and Gina will be here before we know it! Michael puttered around all day, cleaning and picking up—going to measure a Geoff and Nancy project—playing with Emmi.
So, I guess we did get something accomplished!