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A new PeterS Rant.....Internet in Hotels

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  1. PeterS

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    Just about threw my laptop out the window of my Hotel room in Kelowna, BC. this week. At the front desk, I asked them if the hotel has wireless internet. They said no, but I can simply plug my laptop into the wire in the rom. OK, that was cool........Until I tried it. Plugged it in and could not connect.

    I called the front desk and they put me through to the tech support for hotels. TWENTY FIVE MINUTES LATER, the tech guy from XXXXX came on (Sorry, won't say where he was from, as QT3141 will bust my chops for being a racist, but I'm sure you can guess the country and the accent I could hardly understand). I told him my problem and he walked me through about 30 steps to change my IP address to the hotel's IP address so I could log-on. It was bad enough trying to understand his English, but connecting was beyond annoying.

    Why does conecting to the internet have to be so damn hard while on the road where you option is a wire. It was a nice hotel, but no wireless and my Air Card would not commuicate out of the country. I thought we live in the 21st Century?
     
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  3. WJHMH

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  4. The Rig

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    Do you always have a problem when you try to connect with a hard line? I was down in Mexico two weeks ago and just plugged in and everything worked. Just wondering if it isnt an issue with the settings on your computer?
     
  5. QT3141

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    Sigh... Don't worry, nothing about your racism from me this time (I do appreciate the sarcasm though). :D

    Here's a friendly thought : when it comes to tech, stop trying. You don't seem to have "gotten" it so far, and it looks like you never will. Some (well, most) have it, you obviously don't. Perhaps you're just a XXXXXX (Sorry, I won't say what it is because you'll bust my chops for making fun of people with intellectual disability, but I'm sure you can guess what I'm alluding to). Perhaps you're just old fashioned. In any case, stop trying to fathom things that seem beyond you, then ranting about it.

    Oh darn, have I infringed upon your rights to free ranting...er speech again? :D

    BTW, I know average five year old kids who're much better than you at simple things like these.
     
  6. anunakki

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    I think it depends on the hotel.

    9 out of 10 times I hook up easily but every once in a while its a nightmare as you describe...especially in China.
     
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  8. quartermaster

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    But, did you have a good time???
     
  9. PeterS

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    Well again for starters, again you implied that I am a racist, so lets not go off on that one, as you are trying to raise some more hell and I won't take your bait.

    OK, maybe 50+ percent of the people may know how to do all the crap you need to do to connect via the high-speed cable in the room. There are plenty that don't and need some hand-holding. I'm in that crowd and it has nothing to do with becoming an old goat! Not everyone is a seasoned IT wizard like yourself who enjoys making fun of the lesser learned (You would not make a good teacher). Regarding the five year old kids doing this, you are right. If I get a new VDV player with suround sound, I get the 13 year old to hook it up. Ten minutes later, she is done!

    Back to my post, the hotel says "FREE INTERNET, Here's your cable"................Rocksa Ruck getting connected and you'll go through hell doing so. Who the hell knows that they will have to configure their computer to accept the Hotel's IP address it you want data? Ya, that's REAL common, silly me for not knowing this!
     
  10. PeterS

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    Ya, once I was connected. I was looking for pics of you beating lea lions for their teeth:D
     
  11. RoWis

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    How are you liking British Columbia?
     
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  13. ryalex

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    Don't worry, I'm sure something will bother him, and we'll read more about it! ;D
     
  14. darth550

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    Making a reference to mental retardation just to rekindle a flawed Internet argument over a cheeky comment about inept, outsourced technical support makes you more of a pathetic, discriminating pig than anyone I have seen here in a long, long time!

    Congratulations!
     
  15. quartermaster

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    Cool your jet, Darth--she's got a right to her opinion.
    BTW, what do you think of the latest post in the 'Hey Noah' thread?
    Better still, what about P4/5?
    Tell us what you think, Pal!
     
  16. darth550

    darth550 Five Time F1 World Champ
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    Sad, You are letting another woman rule in your head? Only now you're aligning yourself with one who makes light of mental retardation.

    Rock on!
     
  17. Schatten

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    Had a friend who did tech support for hotels at one time. It was a part of unisys at one time. they were the first and second level tech guys. one call center, sometimes hundreds, sometimes thousands of miles away from whatever hotel they were supporting. eventually, their unit was outsourced even further.

    sorry for your pains Peter, but I tell ya some of the "free" internet policies also suck when they say, it is free, but there is a ten dollar connection fee. WTF?! Had one hotel spring that up on me. Forget it.
     
  18. quartermaster

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    Post a link! (but I think she was referring to Pete)
    In the meantime, you've blissfully avoided the rest of my post.
    Is it med-time...Pal???
    Or have we already been there/done that?
     
  19. darth550

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    Keith, You're boring........
     
  20. PeterS

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    I have no problem with a fee, I just want to get on-line! But you would think that any 3+ Star Hotel S/B wireess throughout.
     
  21. QT3141

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    And you've never used the word yourself? Here, Darth, let me refresh your convenient self-serving excuse for a memory : http://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/search.php?searchid=1777572

    Self-righteous little pricks like you should really be more careful with what skeletons a casual search can bring out of your own closet.

    And, Darth, I'm a man...and more man than you'll ever be, RETARD.
     
  22. jever

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    SoCal, finally!
    I stayed at a place about a year ago that advertised their free web. Only catch was that it was only in the lobby. It's a bit uncomfortable looking at pr0n in the lobby of a hotel! :)
     
  23. darth550

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    See you in hell! ;)
     
  24. QT3141

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    Damned straight. ;)
     
  25. quartermaster

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    Well, darn it all...
    In 57 years I've been called, oh, many things...
    (insert Cyrano's monologue here--and, no, I do not compare myself to that hero),
    However...
    I've never been called boring! Surely you have more imagination than that...David, you are a hero--an icon, an internet God to so many here! I mean one poster referred to you as 'Mr Internet' --My goodness man! Such acclaim!--I am speechless that the worst Mr. Internet can come up with is '...boring...'
    You are letting me down. Please do better in the future.
    In the meantime, there are some unanswered questions you've avoided.
    Let's address them.
     
  26. darth550

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    Good night Keith.
     
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  28. Schatten

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    There's porn on the interweb?
     

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