Category: IT Support issues

Mostly grumbles about poor support and questionable business practices

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Twitter : Five Word Tech Horrors

I was following this trend on Twitter – #FiveWordTechHorrors – and realised it seemed familiar. Then I remembered that one job. You know the one, a new client is having problems and pulls you in as a consultant to help them make the deadline. This is your first day… Perhaps...

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On the importance of backing up

Data backup Last year I had a hard drive fail on me. A Seagate. I know some people don’t like Seagate, but I’ve used them for nearly 30 years, or at least as far back as I can remember, and before this I’ve never seen one fail before. I remember...

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Netgear WNDA3100 fails

Netgear WNDA3100 failfest After buying a WNHDE111 access point from Netgear and realising it was wholly incompatible with all the other Netgear wireless I own, I was told by the technicians* to buy the Netgear WNDA3100 usb adapter. What they failed to mention is that it has a long history...

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Creative Labs GigaWorks S750 a £350 paperweight ?

Creative Labs GigaWorks S750 killed by an unreplaceable fuse! Letter to Creative after my very nice, very expensive speakers just gave up the ghost! : I turned the speakers off while cleaning behind the computer, now they won’t turn back on. I’ve checked the fuse, which is fine and the...

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Microsoft wireless laser mouse 8000 not connected

MS Entertainment Desktop 8000 connectivity It seems I am cursed, at present the mouse, as my Microsoft Entertainment Desktop 8000 isn’t working The Microsoft wireless laser mouse 8000 is simply not connecting… It is seen under control panel/mouse but that’s as far as it goes, there is no response...

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NOT happy with Netgear

Netgear, I tell y’ Bless them, Netgear sent the replacement router. No base stand but that’s OK. Plugged it in, got to working… Slowly… For a few hours… … until it died. I have absolutely no idea what the problem is but: It’s not the DG834N range itself – when...

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Netgear problems resolved – more or less!

Netgear problems After a rather stressful week, well frustrating rather than stressing, I am finally getting somewhere… Netgear WND3300 I had already sorted a returns for this router but while I was on the phone to support anyway I went through them with this one. Ideally it does need the...

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Netgear saga continued, using faulty DG834N

Netgear DG834N faults Once more to the breach, dear friends… I was just going to toss the old Netgear DG834N in the shed but it was more or less working so I have patched it up and tried that. There is only so much you can do when one connection...

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Netgear WNDR3300 is a piece of…

Netgear WNDR3300 issues I wouldn’t touch Netgear’s WNDR3300 wireless router with a bargepole. First off, unlike the DG834N Rangemax, this one has no modem – you have to connect it to an existing ADSL/cable modem. Secondly, it’s not ‘dual band’ it’s ‘one band – or another’ Thirdly, while it promises:...

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