Since Lappie (my portable) died, about 2 weeks ago, days and hours at home have been terrible. I’ve been missing daily hangouts with Robot Love. Gosh! I didn’t like it. Lappie had a video card issue, is integrated so I can’t repair it. I’ve sent it in for repair once last year. And few weeks back, it was giving me the same exact problem. As much as I like using my Lappie, it isn’t worth another repair anymore. And replacing the motherboard is not a very practical idea. It cost as much as getting a new one. So, it’s about time to let her go.
Since, I am not moving from one apartment to another like before, I have decided to get myself a desktop. The past few days I have been very busy canvassing where I can get a good computer deal, visited multiple computer shops in the city. It was fun and tiring at the same time. Whew! Luckily, after 2 weeks, I got myself one. I am very happy. I am not done setting it all up, from applications to photos and documents but I am glad I didn’t lose any data. Removed the hard drive from Lappie and put it in an enclosure. Perfect, all files are intact.
I haven’t use Yuki (my desktop) that much. I have been suffering from fever and colds lately but so far, I am satisfied.
- Asus Motherboard
- Intel i3 Processor
- 250 GB Hard Drive
- 4GB Kingston RAM
- DVD Drive
- Acer 15″ LED monitor
- Creative Speakers with Subwoofer
- A4 Tech Webcam – from my Mom
Hangouts today was perfect.
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Recently, my cable company installed my internet. I shared how happy I was when it was finally working in my previous post. Having multiple devices at home that needs internet to fully function would require a regular wireless router. So, I got one for myself few days back, I never waited for the next day, I set it up myself. Is pretty easy though, all you need to do is follow the setup guide.
I bought a TP-Link Wireless Router.
That night, I discovered that Lappie’s
my laptop ODD (Optical Disk Drive) was no longer working and I needed that to setup the wireless router. But then I realize I had internet, I can download, I was feeling very technical. I wasn’t really sure they have a support site but I was hoping. This was actually my first TP-Link device, luckily they have. You can find them here. I downloaded the easy setup utility, connected cables (cable modem to wireless router to computer) followed the setup utility and viola! Is all ready. Tested my wireless network using Navi my LG phone, it was a success and cables were all over. Yikes!
When it was finally working, had to setup everything like how I wanted it to be, not totally going wireless but less visible cables.
- Xbox directly connected to the wireless router;
- while Lappie and Navi have wireless connection.
Xbox connects perfectly to the internet. Was streaming criminal minds while checking FB messages with Navi while Lappie was sitting pretty on the white table at the side, not seen though.
That’s it for me today. If I learn anything new as I go on with using these technology at home, I will sure share them to you.