Net and Netbook

It's been pretty satisfying this weekend. First I adopted "Buchhki": an Acer Netbook. It's so small that all the other members in my family doubted if it can do what my old laptop did. I had to really assure them that this one does everything plus some. It even has a webcam! Of course it doesn't have a DVD player / writer; but then, can't have everything together!

Then I finally got the BSNL broadband too! Of course the line was installed a couple of weeks ago, the broadband modem given a week ago, and the password sent yesterday. True to BSNL style, I was left to figure out what to do with those, so I called the helpline. The phone helpline gave me a ticket number, and I was to wait for them to contact me to fix the problem. But in the meanwhile, I tinkered with the settings, tried a few things, and lo - it's up and running. In fact I am using the netbook to type these very words, and using the secured wireless connection that I configured to post this.

19 comments:

Aarbee said...

Ahan! Not baaad!! :)
I think the internet connection was waiting for the netbook to arrive so that they could both start functioning together.
Congratulations hai!! Have fun!! :)

Rhapsody said...

Arre wah!
Mubarak ho :)
rashogulla kahan hai?

Butterfly said...

Have fun with your new netbook and connection. :-)

~ ॐ ~ said...

way to go mere techie !!!

Thank you for calling Direcway Technical Support... my name is Pete, how may I assist you?

or it could have been ... aaaaaaaaarthurrrrrrrrrrr...

Buchhki... ladki hai? sunder hai?

B. O'Hemian said...

@RB
Actually I was waiting for the net connection to arrive before buying the netbook. :)

@Swati
Rashogolla yahan hai... aa ke kha lo :)

@Butterfly
:) Thanks

@Prashant
NEHI.... Not that Arthurrrr dialog - I will get nightmares once again. Remember, I was doing the audits of his calls during Q drive!

Anuradha said...

Hope to see more posts with a new notebook and superfast access :)

~ ॐ ~ said...

hehehe..

there was this one time when Kakru was doing his audit and me, Gaurav, Adi and Aro went on our regular dialogue after his opening script...

he went aaaarrrrrrrrrthur and we went teri maaaaaaaaa kiiiiiiiiiii

Kakru came running... bolta hai saalon chup ho jao.. record ho raha hai call aur customer ko bhi sunai de raha hai :D

it was totally funny !!!

B. O'Hemian said...

@Anu
Hope so :)

@Prashant
Poor Kakroo.... I can totally understand why you guys said those things... even I was tempted :)

deeps said...

congrats....why didnt u go for airtel ?

Blunder girl!! said...

congrats and al the best for ur new one.. and hope this tym u dun put in i water as lasttym i gues u did that wid ur pen drive o_O..
2ndly, wot did u do wid ur prev 1?

Reeta Skeeter said...

mubarak!

B. O'Hemian said...

@Deeps
It's not there in my area yet. BSNL infrastructure is superb, it's just their attitude, which is still 1950s.

They called me today to fix an appointment to set up the broadband, four days after I figured out the configuration and got it working.

@Arpita
Na na... that was one off. It was left in my jeans pocket... it still works though, without a trace of problem. My old laptop screen has gone bad, so I connected it to a TFT monitor and now it is my new desktop.

@Reets
Thank you :)

Blunder girl!! said...

ahh neva mind woteva it was... but that was one silly thing you did.. ur lucky man that its still working..
btw thats a great thing u did 2 ur old lappy[:)]

cheers.[:)]

Krishanu said...

Hello!
Just th8 2 get over to some unknown folks.
Rhapsody is OK, but what's bohemian about it? Cool, you got ur new accessories.

Enjoy!

B. O'Hemian said...

@Arpita
Yup... I am a lucky man :)

@Krishanu
Welcome. "Bohemian Rhapsody" is a 1975 rock song by a British band called Queen.

Rohit Talwar said...

I am proud of you to have figured it out on your own, after all IBM experience kab kaam ayega... but I have the new MacBook you know. It's gorgeous. And has a DVD RW, among all the things I wanted in a smart slick device. And it's a MacBook. Ha. :P

Rohit Talwar said...

And is Buchki like your daughter or son?

B. O'Hemian said...

Buchki is my daughter.

Considering your cost of adoption was four to five times, DVD-RW doesn't sound too much of a value add.

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