Monday, August 20, 2007

8AM - The Wireless Router Tragedy!
Hi Everybody! This is Mr. Datastorm typing at you. I had such a problem yesterday evening, you would not believe! The first thing that happened is that I was not able to connect wirelessly to my pal, Ms. GQ. A short while later, my network connection went down. Wow!

Mr. Chips, Ms. GQ and I had a meeting to talk things over. It was decided that my Linksys wireless router had bit the dust! Man-O-Man! So first thing this morning, MsTioga drove over to the Wal*Mart, where George had seen Linksys routers for sale yesterday. A brand new Linksys WRT54G Wireless Broadband Router was purchased. It only cost $53, compared to the last time we bought this same model for $125 [a few years ago]. We like less expensive a lot!

The Linksys was installed [it was so easy to install], and now everything is fine and dandy again. I am wirelessly connected, and am soooooooo happy!

10:30AM - MsTioga at Jiffy Lube.
A few months ago, MsTioga had a heart-to-heart with George. MsTioga was concerned about her engine oil, because it was changed every 3,000 miles. MsTioga pointed out that around 2,500 miles, her engine oil looked really dirty.

"Now that we are doing fine with $money$ from our Google AdSense Ads, can't we afford to change my oil every 2,500 miles?", asked MsTioga.

This morning we went over to the Jiffy Lube here in the City of Nampa, Idaho. MsTioga was so very happy to get lubed, her oil changed, and they even vacuumed up a bit and cleaned the windshield!
MsTioga at the Jiffy Lube.

11AM to 3PM - Working with the router again.
After we wrote to you about replacing Mr. Datastorm's router working fine again, we had to change some of the router's settings. When these routers come out of the box, they are accessible to anybody who is close to us, and has Wi-Fi capability on their computer.

We had to change the router's configuration in order to block that access. However, we could not get into the router to change it!!

We put the this problem to the folks at Datastorm Users Forum. And they figured it out! It was a typo in the address. Thank you sooooo much Datastorm Users Forum!

If you are thinking about getting a Datastorm for your RV, you should take a peek at this forum. It is a Godsend for us Datastormers:

5PM - MsTioga in Caldwell, Idaho.
You may know that we on The Team are addicted to traveling. This afternoon we headed out toward the northwest. After awhile, we found ourselves at a park in the City of Caldwell, Idaho.

We are going to stay here for a few hours working with the router to fix the security so that nobody may hack into our network.
MsTioga in Caldwell, Idaho.

7PM - Found a laundromat.
We headed out from the park in the City of Caldwell, Idaho, looking for our Nite Camp. However, we came upon a laundromat, and since it just about laundry time again, we stopped to do our wash!

8:30PM - Nite Camped in Caldwell, Idaho.
Wow! What a great day this has been. One of the things we on The Team really love, is to have a challenge, and then meet and resolve that challenge. That is what happened today! Our router broke, we bought a new one and it did not work.

It took several hours to figure out what was wrong with the router and fix it. But the amount of time did not matter, because we were at home in our wonderful MsTioga. Doing what we love to do!

Now we have made our Nite Camp in an industrial section of the City of Caldwell, Idaho. Time to kick back and reflect on this wonderful day!


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