And in other news......
I'd been having problems with surfing the Internet. I'd grind down to a snails pace at times. Did all the proper things, like recycling the modem, unplugging the router, waiting, and plugging it back in, or even restarting the puter. I finally decided either the modem or router was going bad. so the next time my Internet connection went bad, I disconnected the modem from the router, and plugged it directly to the puter. Things were great! So I needed a new router. And here's the baby I got. Nothing fancy. Just $39, but it works like a dream! and can connect up to 4 wired puters, and countless wireless ones.
But now I seem to have an issue with explorer I think. After surfing for a while, I grind to a halt. The only thing that gets me going again is if I restart the puter. But the first time I try that, I get some error message. I close that and all my desktop icons disappear for a few moments. When they come back, I can then restart the puter, and I'm good to go again. It's always something right? I'm gonna keep working on it, but I may have to break down and ask my puter expert brother for help.
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