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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Off line

Mom and I use Consumer Cellular for our cell phone service. She has been wanting to get back on the internet to Skype with relatives back in MO but her desktop doesn't have wifi and it is still on XP. I don't even want to think about putting it back online. Now that I need mobile internet as well I ordered 2 Consumer Cellular hotspots. I finally had enough brain cells working yesterday to try to set them up. I'll let Mom use my old netbook to get online. I just upgraded it to Windows 10 before I disconnected the cable modem.

Setting up the hotspots went OK. I have a truly annoying issue though. While I can get to Gmail and some other sites, I can't get to blogs or online forums. I turned off my anti-everything AVG and turned off windows defender and windows firewall. I played with the tls and SLS or whatever the initials are for the security settings in Firefox (I did Change them back when it didnt help). Windows Edge has the same issue. I may try downloading Chrome if I can get to that site. My phone even going through the same hotspot works fine. All my other computers are 75 miles away.

Did I ever mention how much I hate Windows 10?

I'm basically off line until I figure this out. This will not doubt mean a trip down to Mesa to get the netbook and one of the other laptops still on XP.

On a different note, I also found a water leak under the sink this morning. Sigh.

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  1. Windows any number is frustrating. I gave up '09 and bought a Mac.
    Good luck with your issues and hope you resolve the water leak.
    Do you have a water pressure regulator?

  2. Windows XP is what I'm using on Hubby's computer and it hooks up to the internet just fine. Nobody on the internet is happy with the upgrade to Windows 10. Going from XP to 7 was very successful on the computers Hubby did get switched. (He had some audio/video programs that didn't run on the Windows 7 platform which is why he stayed with XP on his.) From what I'm hearing, the only people who are not having trouble with Windows 10 are the ones who bought new computers with it being the original operating system.

    I'm seriously looking at going to Linux, I already use Firefox and Thunderbird.