Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Setting Up My Own WiFi at Home - The Unorthodox Way

Share The recent holiday was probably the most productive long weekend I ever had!

A blogger friend (can't mention the name, sorry) gave me a 3G Wireless Broadband Router last Sunday. Sweet, right?! But the big problem is I don't know hot to configure it! I have never done anything like it nor attempted to get close to any router. But since I have a lot of time last Sunday, I played MacGyver.

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I slowly opened the box like a ticking time bomb. (I saw a note inside saying... Again, sorry I cannot say. Spoiler!). It looks easy, I told myself. As I slowly read through the instructions, the diagram suddenly looked like a 500 pieces of puzzle I need to complete! Why am I even attempting this? What on earth do I know about this!? But I am not quitting!

Slowly, I followed the instruction. "After the IP address set up is complete, please click start", It's okay so far. Then suddenly I heard a loud ticking from my laptop that is very familiar. Then black screen...

I think I just had a double whammy! I failed to set up the Wifi and I just unknowingly killed my laptop! Nervously, I pressed the power button but nothing happened. Sure, I am frustrated but I still want to know what happened. After 10 minutes of trying to be a hero, I dialed a friend.

(Discussion after I gave him he background of the story)

"So, after you press on the power button, do you see any light?" My accommodating friend asked

Me: None (sounding hopeless)

Friend: Not even the power icon?

Me: Yeah (sounding even more desperate)

Friend: Is your laptop charged or plugged right now?

I carefully checked the extension cord where my laptop is plugged...

Me: It's noooot! Thank you and bye bye!

I didn't even give him the opportunity to laugh at me. Well, not when I can hear it, at least!

After 1 hour, I successfully set up my WiFi at home. I am so proud of myself!

And did I say that the router is personalized? Sweeeet! It has Fierce Blogs written on the router.

Thanks to my special blogger friend!

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