We've had Wi-Fi connection issues ever since I can remember. As a matter of fact, we've had landline phone and internet issues for quite some time as well. I finally called to put in a ticket and have a repair guy come out to take a look. Turns out...We've got some wiring problems! Not good.
Aside from the wiring problem, we had a really old modem. I mean, really old. The guy said it was one of the first that the company had way back when...Being that we've had that modem since we moved into our house, I believe it. It was a dinosaur. He upgraded our modem and fixed the WiFi connection. We've never had a strong WiFi signal, even though we've been paying for the service for years. Now it's working great! We can watch something on Netflix and not get kicked offline!
The repair man told us that it would be $200+ to fix the wiring issue. That is money we currently do not have on hand to spend. The particular wire in question affects the landline, internet and WiFi, but our best bet was to get rid of that wire - at least for now. As a quick fix, he suggested that we get a USB network adapter, allowing our desktop computer to connect to the WiFi as a laptop would. So to save a couple of hundred dollars for now, we opted for the adapter.
We went with the Linksys Adapter by Cisco. It's not the top of the line, but it's not on the bottom either. Retail price was $49.99, and Staples was having a sale over the weekend, so we got a 20% discount. Nice.
I'm just relieved that we can still be online without having to spend $200+ right now...I was worried there for a minute!
How was your weekend?
Tweet to @2justByou