Wi-fi internet.

United States
March 10, 2011 6:23pm CST
Today I got hooked up with wi-fi for the frist time. I have been using a DSL connetion with a ether net modem. before that, I had dial-up. I have had my laptop for a long while. Howerver I was not sure how wi-fi worked. I tried to connect to a wireless network but could not. Later my gf got a wireless router and she used while I used the wired conection. I had to have my computer servied this week and had the tecknation looked into my wireless moden and he fixed it so I could get wi-fi. I used wi-fi on my computer for the frist time today and I am using it now. It is great and I think I will use it from now on. Do you have wi-fi? DO you like it? How long have you had it? Do you use it often?
8 responses
@ElicBxn (60674)
• United States
11 Mar 11
We were about the first people in the neighborhood to have a wireless network It works pretty good, except... Well, even with the password protection, it seems to have a harder time staying connected than I think it should, and I have a harder time, even with my new computer, than the roomie, who is further away from the router connection. Still, it means that much less wiring in a house that is already a snake pit of wires and last Sunday Tiffany from Time Warner found part of our problem and fixed it!
• United States
11 Mar 11
Thanks for the resoponse. that is cool that you are the frist in the neighborhood to get wi-fi. ours seems to work very well, I am not aware of any problems the the connection may have. I have not tried it in other rooms yet, I have a low battery life but long enough for a few trials. yes we have a snake pit of wires too, but that is with oiur tv,vcr, dvd, and sat. lol but there are a few wires with our computer connections.
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@ElicBxn (60674)
• United States
12 Mar 11
Yeah, TVs, DVDs, VHSs, and computers - we have 4 tvs, 3 computers, 3 cable boxes, 1 vhs only and 3 vhs/dvd players... and a stereo! and, if you may remember, the roommate has 6 external drives hooked up to her computer!
@toniganzon (47891)
• Philippines
11 Mar 11
I have been using wifi for four years now. I don't like using lan on my laptop. Laptop is for convenience as compared to a desktop because you can carry it anywhere. I use my laptop almost 12-18 hours a day and my wi-fi router is on 24 hours a day. It only takes a break when i reboot it for 10 seconds.
• United States
11 Mar 11
Hi and thanks for the response. you are on your computer for that long? wow!
@ShepherdSpy (8562)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
11 Mar 11
Wifi is a useful thing to have on a computer or internet enabled gadget while you're on the move,away from home...I'm just in the process of changing broadband providers,and my new one gives Me free access to a network of wifi hotspots all over the country,so I hope it's going to become even more useful for Me from now on!
• United States
11 Mar 11
HI and thanks for the response.
@Eugene126 (124)
• United States
11 Mar 11
Hi, I've been using wi-fi for 4years now and I really like it. Good thing someone invented this technology because its simply amazing and hassle free. You can go around your house without worrying about tripping cables and can simply check your e-mails on your mobile phone or on laptop while at the kitchen or simply browse the web while sitting comfy on your sofa.
• United States
11 Mar 11
hi and thanks for respponse. Yes I understand. I took my labtop off the power cord and went to the next room to try it out. I still had good signal strenth and my computer was running well, I just have limited batt life.
@dexterous21 (1180)
• Philippines
11 Mar 11
Nice for you! I am planning to get a wi-fi connection soon because I can't stay in front of my computer all day to wait for my boss' messages. I have a wi-fi enabled phone so I can log in on my skype account anywhere in the house. Pretty good idea I think. :)
• United States
11 Mar 11
Hi and thanks for the response. I do hope you ae able to get your wi-fi soon. I have used wi-fi to acccess the net on my mobile phone but I realy do not like accessing the net that way, too small of a screen. much prefer my laptop.
• United States
11 Mar 11
I use DSL wi-fi as well and I have to say its average. Since I like gaming I need a faster internet speed but I live in a rural area in a small town with only one internet provider and all they provide is dial-up and DSL, I want to be able to have fiber optic, so I am looking into that right now.
• United States
11 Mar 11
HI and thanks for the response. I am not into on-line gaming but maybe oneday. I hope the service will inporve in your area soon.
@edsss17 (4398)
• Philippines
11 Mar 11
I don't have wifi. But I heard its really cool. My friends are using but I don't.. Because my PC is a desktop.. I don't know if wifi works with desktop.. I think not!
• United States
11 Mar 11
Hi and thanks for your response. Yes wi-fi does not work with a desk top only labtops as far as I know. I belive that was what labtops were desinged for.
• Indonesia
11 Mar 11
I have wi-fi as well and now I use it. I chose to use the wifi because there are no cable network one that could be used for Internet access are using wifi. I've been using wifi is approximately 1 year and I really enjoyed it.
• United States
11 Mar 11
Thanks for your respnse. I am gald to hear that you enjoy it. I look forward to useing it for some time to come.