From: Howard Brazee on
On Fri, 6 Aug 2010 17:11:36 -0700 (PDT), -hh
<recscuba_google(a)> wrote:

>The oddity was that it could see the network, but would refuse to log
>on until the machine was carried upstairs to be right next to the
>Router, whereupon it would happily connect .. and then he would
>proceed to carry it back downstairs and use the laptop with the
>wireless connection ... yes, at the very spot that it had refused to
>log in.

My Daughter's Wii seems to have a variation of this disease. I
recommended that she gets a router extender.

"In no part of the constitution is more wisdom to be found,
than in the clause which confides the question of war or peace
to the legislature, and not to the executive department."

- James Madison
From: Tim Murray on
MuahMan wrote:
> Another interesting coincidence....
> I was at Panera Bread getting myself a sandwich and surfing the web.
> The guy at the table next to me was frantic because he needed to sign
> into his work website and update his Microsoft Project in the next few
> minutes. I asked him what the problem was, Panera has free Wifi, try
> using your iphone 4 I said. He told he already tried his iPhone 4 but
> every time he went to pick up to use it the connections would all
> drop. I said fine, I notice you have an iPad use that. He said he
> would use his iPad but that his companies website used a Flash
> interface so he couldn't use his iPad. Plus his update was on a flash
> drive and he had no way of getting it onto the iPad. He also had a
> Macbook Pro that he whipped out, we tried for another 15 minutes to
> get it on the free wifi, but it was a no go. We gave up after the
> thing started overheating. Finally I just gave in and said, "Here,
> use my $199.00 generic netbook that I got from". I popped
> open the lid it came out of sleep connected to the wifi and I let him
> use it to do his work.
> He was very grateful and went out of his way to tell me he was going
> to order a netbook running Windows 7 as soon as he got home.