Sunday, July 22, 2007

this and that ...

My first blog post from my new home. Yeah, after 20 or so days, we finally get internet at our new home. Its a 8mbps max broadband line .. currently I found the download speed to be around 1.2Mbps .. good enough I say :D. The incoming broadband line is via the telephone line (ASDL its called), so there is a filter which separates the phone and the internet wires and then a modem to connect it to the pc. We had bought a router to divide the single line to our 3 rooms at home. However, the modem which is supplied by the ISP is a usb one. So, we cant connect it directly to the router. So, I have set it up such that the modem connects directly to my pc (through the usb port) and the lan wire from my pc connects to the router. The other two rooms get their connection from the router. So basically, my pc acts as the gateway for the internal network of our home ;). And it was pretty easy to set it up on Windows. And configuring the router also is just too easy. All of these seem to have been particularly designed such that 'anyone' can set it up.
However, the only problem now is that there are no empty usb slots of my ancient pc. It has just 2 slots which are used by the mouse and the modem! Now, where will my usb drive or webcam go!!

Floods in the northern part of England. The visuals that I see on TV are starkly similar to those I am used to seeing back at home in India, at this time of the year. The same with houses filled with a foot of water, the cars on the road submerged in the muddy water, the whole transport system in turmoil, the army being called in to help in some places, and so on.

We must be in the peak of summer here, however the temperatures havent gone beyond 25 as yet. By the way, going uphil on a geared cycle is much more comfortable than otherwise.

My '9 month viva' is on tuesday morning. Should I start preparing??
There is no humour in this post!! Noooo


tipo said...

web-cam and usb drive eh ??

solution: format and re-install windows :D

thread said...

hello world
just spamming

Karan said...

All the best for ur viva :P

Sreejith said...

8mbps! thats too broad a band :( and there are loads of usb connectors available. u can use that to get atleast 4 more usb ports. Go find the 'parklane' nearby ;)

kunal said...

"the download speed to be around 1.2Mbps .. good enough I say"
understatement of the century! :)

obelix said...

1.2 Mbps. *shocked*

I don't have net at home still. *dismayed*. *contemplating suicide :(*

Anonymous said...

the way u are describing the entire router thing makes me think if u really are a CSE Eng.

Anyway, everyone know what a ADSL is .. its everywhere in india too!


mythalez said...

@tipo, eh? solve a hardware issue by reinstalling the software? good good :P

@paccha, welcome to the 'world' :P

@karan, thanku thanku

@sreejith, erm .. the nearby parklane is online :D

@kunal, ahem .. century indeed .. if only some indian batsmen start scoring these!!

@obelix, < pat pat on the back > .. tis ok tis ok .. even i didnt hav net the past 20 days!!

@rao, not all readers are high funda cse ppl like u and me ;)