For over an hour I tackled my lack of internet, this after basking in everything being so easily set up just a couple of days before. Problem was I knew what was wrong, I just didn’t know exactly how to “find the doors” to fix them.
For the foundation of things, I was using my modem/router from my previous residence – that was obviously set up with the previous residence’s settings. This is fine when it involves things like the router and wireless connectivity of the computers – in fact that was perfect. But there’s this thing called modem settings and having the right username/password.
In my backhanded way I was able to figure out how to make a username/password (AT&T did not prep me for this at all!). But then after this was figured out, I had no idea where I was supposed to go add this information on the modem/router. What happened to ease of graphic user interfaces? That lovely bit of “fill this in” “click next” “click finish”.
And yes, I tried calling tech support – haunted by the red light of internet death on my modem – but after some failed attempts and re-routing, it just didn’t feel like it was meant to be. Aside from that – as my latest tweet professes – “you know what’s wrong & what you need to do, you just don’t know how to get there.”
But after some experimentation with the router settings, I was able to find the elusive username/password location and voila! Green light!
Green means go? Well – I am blogging this on my internet (non-stolen variety anyway!).