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Mom Switcher !
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: July 17, 2007 10:02AM
Wow ! After years of encouragement, nagging, and eventual 'refusing to support her spyware ridden Windows box, Mom switched !

She waltzed into the Apple store and picked up a 20" iMac. They also just got 'WildBlue' for broaband (They live in the boonies- too far for Cable or DSL).

And when she got it home the FUD begain- bro in law (they share a big farmhouse with a ton of kids) claimed it needed 'anti virus' and 'a wireless adapter' and 'a network card' and encouraged her to 'get the guys from the Geek Squad' to hook it up for her.

So she called me. Whew. So this morning she's off to buy an el cheapo Linksys router, plug it in to the Satellite modem, and begin to convert. And to tell the Geek boys to not come by. (I suggested she tell them she had a shotgun, but she didn't find that funny.I also told her about the time I went into the WorstBuy store, and changed the radio station that was blaring Death Metal to the local classical station.. and almost got kicked out...)
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Re: Mom Switcher !
Posted by: steve...
Date: July 17, 2007 11:30AM
Switcher-Mom LEADER! Good work cbelt3!









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Re: Mom Switcher !
Posted by: mstudio
Date: July 17, 2007 11:33AM
Good job, but why does she need the router? Won't the iMac just plug directly into the modem?
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Re: Mom Switcher !
Posted by: vision63
Date: July 17, 2007 01:00PM
Yeah! Go Mom!
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Re: Mom Switcher !
Posted by: jdc
Date: July 17, 2007 01:42PM
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mstudio
Good job, but why does she need the router? Won't the iMac just plug directly into the modem?

Mother Leader!

agreed, screw the router unless she needs it





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Re: Mom Switcher !
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: July 17, 2007 03:23PM
The router is to the other computers in the house can hook up to the 'wider' band satellite modem. (I won't call it broadband- I have cable so I'm spoiled)
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Re: Mom Switcher !
Posted by: jdc
Date: July 17, 2007 05:48PM
linksys has crap mac support, why not buffalo?

buffs have auto setup...





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Re: Mom Switcher !
Posted by: silvarios
Date: July 17, 2007 06:24PM
Even if only one computer is connected to broadband, a NAT router works as a pretty darn effective Firewall. Since you make mention of multiple computers at your mom's house, a router of course will be quite useful.

Congratulations to your mom for her new iMac. I'm still plugging away on a G3 iMac. I can only dream of Intel Macs until the end of the year.


Nathan
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Re: Mom Switcher !
Posted by: chas_m
Date: July 17, 2007 06:33PM
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cbelt3
WSo this morning she's off to buy an el cheapo Linksys router

BAD advice on the router. Linksys' are a PAIN to configure by comparison with any other brand, which is why you see SO MANY "linksys" (ie unsecured and I can't even figure out how to rename the damn thing) networks when you open your Airport card.

ANY other brand would have been a better choice. I went with Hawking and have had no trouble, but of course Apple's is far and away the best, esp now with the new setup software.

Nevertheless, you get a special bostonian

MUTHAH




chas_m




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