Geesh!! what a techno nightmare. The router went down over the weekend so teenaged boy went and bought a new one from Best Buy. Then the printer went down. What no printer for homework etc. etc.!!?? So Daddy goes and buys a new HP 8500 Wireless Printer.
Will the printer configure with the router? No way. We wade through loads of strange and wonderful codes and numbers and gateways and IP addresses and try to manually configure. Never do this. It takes hours and hours on Monday night. Then the sweet girl on the HP helpline says it is the router’s problem.
So we swap the new router for a different one. Tuesday night same problem. Hours trying to make it play. Hours with nice person on HP helpline who has been well trained to deflect customer anger with calm words. He finally admits it may be the printer’s problem. So we troop back to swap for a new printer.
Now the Canon MX870 Wireless is hooked up and talking very sweetly.
All this meant–dear voracious blog readers that your blogger has been hit by techno problems and has not been able to dispense his usual wit and wisdom.
Thanks for your patience. I hope to have something to say about the UK’s general election tomorrow.