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March 22, 2008

Laptop has decided to boycott the net

Filed under: My Life — Suramya @ 11:27 PM

My laptop has decided that it has had enough of the Internet and started to boycott it. Basically what that means is that my network connection has stopped working on the laptop. Initially I thought that it was a software issue so I reinstalled Windows on the system (which is something I wanted to do anyways). Unfortunately that didn’t fix the problem. ๐Ÿ™ So I booted into Linux using a Live Linux CD and had the same issue over there.

Now the wireless card probably works but I don’t have a wireless router at home. I am currently debating weather I should just get the laptop fixed or go buy a wireless router. In anycase I would like to have the LAN port working so I can use the net where there is no Wireless. So I am leaning towards getting the port fixed.

Currently I am using my desktop to access the web and its a pain. Oh it works fine and all that, its just that the stupid monitor has gone whacko since I last used it. Now half my screen has a purple tinge to it, so working on it for too long gives me a headache.

Ah well. Lets see when I can get the thing fixed. Then I will have to install all the software on it again. Re-installing windows is a pain. Applying all the patches etc takes so much time and you can’t just start the update and leave it unattended. In Linux you can perform an update and install all patches with a single command (In Debian its apt-get dist-upgrade).

I might just put linux on it. Dad probably won’t like it, as he is used to of windows but I think I can convince him that its not that hard to learn.

Well this is all for now. Will post more later.

– Suramya

2 Comments »

  1. Well, I anyways like to be connected via ethernet most of the time ‘cos 11/55mbps wifi does not come close to a 100/1000 ethernet!!!

    Sure wifi has it’s advantages … but for me … eth0 is the way to go!

    Comment by Vinit — March 24, 2008 @ 7:43 AM

  2. Yup. I agree…. thats the reason I don’t have a wireless router at home.

    – Suramya

    Comment by Suramya — March 25, 2008 @ 11:07 AM

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