You see you should never change your printer. Well, I had no choice. The thing was done , kaput ! It was a Brother, print, scan copy. One of those.
So ,we changed for a smaller, print, scan, copy, using wi fi or regular. Piece of cake ! Well not likely. You see the old desk top computer I am using is really old and I am still using Windows XP. So in using the CD operational instruction for printer installation I was informed when almost through that we could not continue since I did not have some framework software necessary to complete the job. I searched for the software , found it but got stymied again.
So, off to the tech shop. Several hours later and some dough taken from the wallet, I started the hook up back home having all the software updated etc.
But, no internet , no wi fi of course, everything ceased working.
That was Tuesday evening. Called Shaw , our provider. ‘ Well, now , isn’t that strange ,’ the tech fellow exclaimed.
Of course, the first thing is whether I had put all the wires back in their right place on the tower, and router. Well it sure looked like it; the mouse was working , the screen lit up , and all other functions seemed in order. Well, after an hour, or two, the tech , exasperated , said he will have to send a tech to my home. ‘And will that be tomorrow ,’ I asked, fully knowing that a visit tomorrow,Remembrance Day, would not likely be possible.
‘The first opening for your area is next Monday ,’ ‘the tech announced.’ Resigned , I said OK .
Then , mysteriously, after I hung up from the tech , my computer began working and the wi fi for my iPad which I use for my blog. And I got it working before the second disruption.
Yesterday, you ask?
I spent over three hours on the phone with another tech. This time , from Calgary, earlier time Nanaimo. He joined my computer and went through all manner of function: changed passwords for router admin, for my network and for my e mail . Told me that my router was one that Shaw does not use even though it was given free by Shaw several years ago. Nevertheless , it should work.
I shouted , ‘Well, I guess so , it has been working for years up to now!’
Finally, the tech informed me that he thinks the router adapter is finished. Never heard of such a thing. ‘Where is it ?’ I asked. ‘ I cannot see any thing like an router adapter .” Oh, he said , it might be in the computer. ‘
‘Anyway , that’s it,’ the tech says, ‘you have your de link router system all repaired, new passwords ( do I remember them , have I written them down correctly with that foreign accent ), your system is working better, a free anti virus program that works better than the one I deleted . Now just go get a router adapter and connect it and all should be well.
So here I am at a coffee shop , wondering whether to get that adapter now ( will it work?) or wait for the still on home visit on Monday.
Oh, the HP Printer ( was on sale , older model) does not have a pull out tray like my old Brothers one . So I couldn’t find the tray. There is a small lever that comes out from the side , once straightened , it hauls a bottom a few inches on which the paper is placed.
When I was in grade seven all students in my class had to take art. I disliked it immensely because I just could not draw. I watched in envy as the teacher held up the amazing drawings of my fellow students .
Looking at me she said exasperated, ‘ Well Brian, Just draw an apple and that will be good enough , I suppose. ‘
After thirty minutes , I handed the teacher my masterpiece .
Startled , the teacher exclaimed : ‘You are impossible, Brian, this is a pear!’
Art , tech and the like ——just not there .
Next time a tech issue, I will do nothing , hire a techie to visit and request a full repair.