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11 August 2008 @ 07:32 pm
Unscheduled break  
I have inadvertently converted my wireless router into a... switch. So I'm writing this from my desktop, which is pokey and slow and altogether far less satisfactory than Tank (the laptop).

Yes, I had a good reason. I also paid attention to the IP given, only then to realize that there was some sort of an error, and I couldn't switch my switch from... being... a switch. Back. To being a router. *gets confused* Anyway. Point is, the only reason it's not fixed is because a) I'm too lazy to call tech support just now, and b) this is a great time to take a semi-fate-enforced break from being on lj and from being online, period.

Expect Posty McPostalot when I return. I've been writing posts on Tank. Which I can't post. Because Tank can't connect right now and I'm not going to crawl underneath Dozer to grab the cable.

I'll be on the sofa reading comics.
Plaidplaidomatic on August 12th, 2008 03:02 am (UTC)
Awesome coincidence: I also named one of my laptops Tank. It was named that because it seemed to hold up to tons of abuse, and the previous one had been named "Brick".
Wiseacreewin on August 14th, 2008 03:33 am (UTC)
Yeah... well, mine IS a brick, which is a part of the reason for the name, but the fact that I already call my desktop Dozer just seemed to make it that much more appropriate. :)
Harfafnorharfafnor on August 12th, 2008 07:30 am (UTC)
Not sure what type of router you have, but the ones I've seen have a little hole on the back or bottom you can press that will restore it to factory defaults. That is not to say there still isn't something else beyond that you would need to do, like still having to call your provider tech support but a lot of them work right out of the box.
Wiseacreewin on August 14th, 2008 03:32 am (UTC)
Good to know... it was on the underside, and I pressed it, but it just restarted the router. It's still behaving as a switch. Hrm.
Bran Everseekingbraneverseeking on August 12th, 2008 09:53 am (UTC)
where are neo and trinity and morpheus even?
Wiseacreewin on August 14th, 2008 03:31 am (UTC)
Don't have them, they're too popular. :) But my desktop is called Dozer, and my backup drive is called Switch, and even my thumb drive is named Mouse. *giggle*