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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Getting Fed Up

Today we bit the bullet and fired Sprint, we replaced that aircard with a Verizon MiFi.  The new unit works perfectly on Marti's laptop, but my laptop is not responding to it and I cannot get online with the new MiFi or the old Sprint aircard.

These computer problems are beyond my abilities, I'm the guy that fixes things with wrenches and hammers...BIG hammers.  Marti, however has loved the challenge of computer issues, so she's taking a crack at it.  My computer has all the pictures on it of the things we've done while out and about Quartzsite, so those posts will have to wait.

Tonight was the last campfire, tomorrow most of our group will be heading out separate ways. We are going to slowly head towards Phoenix, AZ, we're going to stop for a day or two at a campground along the way that has full hook ups.  We've got a pile of laundry loaded with Quartzsite dust that has to be taken care of.  Plus we get to try out our newly installed Air Force One toad braking system.  I like the simplicity of it, so stay tuned.

Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment.

17 comments:

  1. Computers are wonderful. but they can be a royal pain the butt. Good luck, Marti with getting the problem fixed.

    Mike and Dee
    gonerving.blogspot.com

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  2. You could transfer the photos (or any other content) to a flash or thumb drive and move it manually to Marti's computer, until it all gets straightened out.

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  3. another new 'gadget' to play with!..how fun!!

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  4. Although Sprint offers a no-limit data plan through Millenicom, we opted for the 20GB Verizon program because they have better coverage. Hopefully your new mi-fi will give you the connectivity you're looking for. We'll be installing a Wilson antenna before long to boost the cell signal and hopefully that will alleviate any frustrating issues when we're on the road.

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  5. We opted to get the Millenicom version of Verizon like E Squared and Mui above. It has the 20gb version vs the 5gb version offered directly through Verizon and at about the same price. We also use the Wilson antenna and amplifier at times to get a better signal.

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  6. Paul,

    We lived in North Scottsdale Az for 7 years - try to get up to Carefree and Cavecreek nice small western towns - they are just straight up Scottsdale Rd. real cool area!

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  7. We have been using the Verizon MiFi almost from it's beginning and have been happy with it. As for the second computer, we too had an issue getting ours to work properly, but then it all fell into place once I calmed down and went back to it. Not sure what your issues are, but let Marti take a break first then get it working. Things for us never work right unless we are in the right frame of mind.

    Good luck and again it was so nice meeting the both of you, we only wish we had more time to hang out with one another. On Monday we are doing our laundry in Q, then hooking up at Rice Ranch for about a week, if you guys are still in the area give us a shout and maybe we can get together.

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  8. We, too, have the 20 GB Verizon plan from Millenicom. We've had it 1.5 years and it works great...unless you're in a bad area or in an area with a ton of other people overloading the tower :)
    We added an amp and antenna, just this month, to help with those situations.
    Hope you get your connection issues worked out. Possibly, it's your wireless card on your laptop? They do crap out occasionally. Easy fix.

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  10. Call Verizon! They are super service people! They walked us through getting John's computer working with the MIFI card. It's strange that one computer will recognize the card immediately and the other needs a bit of encouragement.

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  11. Looking forward to you coming over the horizon here at Dogpound South.

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  12. Glad you enjoyed "Q" but I bet full hook=ups will be nice again. You'll find out here in the widw open spaces, no card is perfect, all part of the adventure.....as annoying as it can be...lol

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  13. Hope your new braking system meets expectations!

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  14. Hope you got the MIFI woking. If not, check your firewall. Friends of ours had a problem with their new mifi but when they turned off the firewall, the mifi worked fine.

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  15. hope its just a setup glitch and your both online in no time at all...check your firewall ....frustrating to be offline how well I know..take care

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  16. Congrats on switching to Verizon. I never heard of Millenicom, but it sounds like the answer to my problem. I currently have unlimited Verizon, but I will lose it if I switch to 4G.

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