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Feb 5, 2023 - 8:53:14 AM
14242 posts since 9/23/2009

We have fought and struggled for years. Switch from one expensive internet service to another. I mean, they get our culture to where you have to have internet to pay bills, do taxes, take care of anything you gotta do...then it's so iffy and sit there frustrated and paying 70=something a month for a lot of difficulty.

We switched not longer ago and never could get our printer working. Went to the printer support site and clicked on something they said to click on for some buncha numbers they said were making the printer not work anymore and that seemed to have messed all the devices up where we can only get sporadic internet.

So do we need a new printer now too? Gosh I sure miss the old days in a little town where everything you needed to get done was all right there within walking distance on main street...and you didn't need youtube or whatever to play a little music with friends. I'm really sick of paying a lot and never getting good service but you HAVE to have it to function in our society...even to just find a phone phone books anymore either. UGH...I'm wishing for the good ol' days.

Does anybody this the way it is all over or just around here???? Everybody complains about it here, no matter which service they try.

Feb 5, 2023 - 9:45:13 AM



11098 posts since 12/2/2007
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I think we have pretty good Internet. I just checked and its 30Mbs download and about 4.5 upload - maybe not what they advertise but about what it usually is. What are your speeds?
I think I could get along pretty well without the Internet (seems like I used to?) except for looking up phone numbers, and I could do that on my phone. The mail still runs, we get the local newspaper, and there are a couple branch libraries nearby.
Seems like you could connect your printer to the computer with a cable, but maybe you've messed things up too much - I doubt it though.
Good luck.

Edited by - DougD on 02/05/2023 09:46:40

Feb 5, 2023 - 11:11:15 AM

749 posts since 7/30/2021

Around here Google just put in lines the past year or so, so a lot of people have switched to Google Fiber and love it ($70/month). This is fiber optic internet...supposedly extremely fast, with big bandwidth capability...

We're still on Time Warner ($60/month) and our internet comes over the Cable lines. It's pretty good unless lots of people are streaming at once. Like, if my daughter is here and working from home, the internet gets really slow and sketchy (she is a data gulper...has to download tons of data for work).

Agree with Doug, if you can cable/"hardwire" your printer to your computer (so it doesn't have to use the network) hopefully that should help... if it's the sending of data to the printer that is causing your internet issues!

Feb 5, 2023 - 11:30:39 AM

749 posts since 7/30/2021

PS re - "Went to the printer support site and clicked on something they said to click on for some buncha numbers they said were making the printer not work anymore and that seemed to have messed all the devices up where we can only get sporadic internet."
Hmm...maybe that mixed up the IP addresses of your devices? Could your printer be using one of the IP addresses of your computers?

"Every computer....has an IP address so it can communicate across the Internet."

Just wildly guessing...I'm no I.T. expert!
But that would be one of my suspicions... I would lean towards thinking that your hardware (computer & printer) is OK, but that somehow your IP addresses are confused/messed up, or the IDs of your devices on your wifi / internet are messed up...

Feb 5, 2023 - 2:04:22 PM



99 posts since 9/28/2020

My internet is fine, glass fiber to the house and LAN cable to my computer.

We need that as we're rehearsing on line every Friday afternoon with the other half of the band, who are living near the border, 125 m. from here. No way we'd be driving up and down such a huge distance for something trivial as a rehearsal. We'd do that only every 4-5 weeks for crossing the t's and dotting the i's.

This is the speed test I just made:

Feb 5, 2023 - 2:41:33 PM

2191 posts since 12/11/2008

My internet isn't drop-dead bullet proof (Ah, the clumsy yet piquant mixing of metaphors!) but it does the job more than nicely.

Feb 5, 2023 - 5:40:25 PM
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391 posts since 4/15/2019

I'm with you Peggy, its a royal pain in the butt! Spend hrs. trying to pay the bills and shop!

Feb 5, 2023 - 6:18:42 PM

731 posts since 6/11/2019

Very regional thing, I believe. Our electric company, Ozark Electric, ran optic cable along the electric lines to houses a couple years ago--as a result, us hillbillies WAY out in the hinterland have whitelightining-fast internet now--for which we give $50/mo. In a recent snow/ice storm, internet went away similar to electric, though.

As far as the printer issue--that's not internet, sounds like an issue with the communication with your computer, or maybe a modem issue. Or, I'd bet an HP printer, which I have come to view as something only worthy of target practice.

Also, PEGGY--hope your effort to move comes along easily. We're visiting E. Kentucky for our 3rd time in October--I'm sorry you need to leave, since we love the place, and would sell our AR farm to move there. But, you know better than us. Best of luck--having grown up, and family in, NE. GA, I know that E. TN is very easy on the psych, too. Shhh--don't tell nobody--(whoops, there I go again)

Edited by - Flat_the_3rd_n7th on 02/05/2023 18:32:36

Feb 5, 2023 - 6:34:49 PM

2910 posts since 10/22/2007

We have one outfit for our phones. Because they move around. Another outfit for our home wifi. I can't complain. If I want to print, I do have to "wake" the printer up. It's counterintuitive, stuff like printers and tv's are getting better, yet cheaper. I still have a hard time junking a non-smart TV. I remember when color Lazer printers were one per. I worked for a big corporation, we had one color Lazer printer. You had to give a pint of blood to print on it. Remember there was a thing called a "camera?" You couldn't make calls with it. Nobody could afford a video camera.

Feb 5, 2023 - 7:01:22 PM

14242 posts since 9/23/2009

We print from our chromebooks...the computer is used only for recording. If I didn't record music, we would have no need for a computer. So the printing has always just been wifi...never use th computer except to run the presonus machine.

Feb 6, 2023 - 1:35:37 PM



867 posts since 4/20/2008

After what seems like a gazillion years of waiting, we finally have fiber to the house, in October.
Current test ran at 891 Mbps down, 894 Mbps up.

It isn't that noticeable when loading webpages, it seems.

I am kinda a computer nerd, do a lot of moving files around servers, etc.

Edited by - gapbob on 02/06/2023 13:41:08

Feb 6, 2023 - 2:11 PM
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2158 posts since 4/6/2014

LoL... just checked i get 15Mbps Download and 1Mbps upload, and all my phone calls from my land line for around £30 a month. one of the joys of living in the backwoods with Victorian telephone wires. most of the cost is for the single telephone wire rental, about £20 a month!!

Feb 6, 2023 - 4:09:25 PM
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6211 posts since 8/7/2009

When it works, it's good.
(not great)

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