Friday, March 19, 2010

Adventures in System Administration

A few months ago, mid-October probably, my laptop (or 'Mercutio' as I call it) stopped being able to access the internet wirelessly. Since I'm always at my desk anyway and my dad refuses to let me use my sisters old laptop, I just made do with what I had and used an ethernet connection. Well, I discovered today that there was never anything wrong with my computer, turns out that the internet works fine, I'm just an idiot. You see, Mercutio has a little has a little switch on the front that turns wifi on and off, not knowing this switch was there, I'd left it off for months and months. A cursory examination of my laptop and a flick of a switch and wifi works perfectly again.

I cannot brain, I have the dumb.



WildCard9 said...

Don't feel so bad, I did the exact same thing at MarsCon when using the laptop I bought from Power Salad. Didn't know that button turned off the wifi, so I kept hitting it. No wonder it never stayed connected.

StephltonDaBear said...

LOL! I can see myself doing something like that. Don't feel bad. I can nawt brain either, for i also has teh dumb on occasion. =D