[SATLUG] Re: New to list

Justin Burdette justin.burdette at gmail.com
Mon Jul 21 21:50:02 CDT 2008


Good to know I'm not the only one who has had trouble with TigerDirect...I
used to do $5-10K/month with them for my business until they decided to play
bait-and-switch. I was going to suggest NewEgg as well, as that's where I
get 99% of my hardware from now.

Another local one to avoid (like the plague!) is PC Outlet.

As far as getting a wireless router, keep an eye on the Sunday ads in the
paper. OfficeMax and Office Depot regularly have good deals on the Linksys
routers. I've got the WRT54G here and it's been nothing but awesome.

Justin

On 7/21/08, Todd W. Bucy <toddwbucy at grandecom.net> wrote:
>
> On Mon, 2008-07-21 at 21:55 -0700, Nancy Hopkins wrote:
> > Thank you, thank you! I am overwhelmed with all the help you guys have
> been
> > offering! Believe me, I appreciate it.
> >
> > Todd W. Bucy: I actually talked to the unhelpful guy at the neighborhood
> > computer store about a wireless router and was able to price them. Not
> > tempted to purchase one from that store, but there is a Walmart nice and
> > close.
>
>
> look around on the net for a good router. try newegg.com they ussually
> have the best deals and have great customer service.  Stay awayfrom
> tigerdirect.com the customer service is real bad and trying o get bad
> equipment replaced by them is often more trouble then its worth.  You
> might find something good at wollyworld but your sellection will be
> quite limited and you will not necessarily get the most for your money
> there.  I found a pretty good deal there but I consider myself lucky.
>
> >
> >
> > The more I think of it, the more I think I would prefer to go wireless
> with
> > this laptop. I think that would ultimately be easier and provide more
> > flexible use of the laptop.
> >
> > Hmmm. Would I need to have a network card in my desktop to do this? Or is
> > there some way I could get away without the network card? Perhaps my
> desktop
> > has network capabilities already? Surely it does.
>
>
> no you if your desktop is already hooked up to you cable modem you
> probably already have a network card installed.  You will just need to
> hook up your desktop to the router and the router up to your cable
> modem.
>
> >
> > LOL, learning can be fun! Shoot the person who sent me this computer is
> the
> > same one who convinced me that I could learn HTML to create a website. I
> > have been having fun with that once I got over the initial "I have no
> idea
> > what this is about" stage. She also told me that Linux users were very
> > helpful and I would be fine with this computer. She was right about that,
> > too, :-).
> >
> > Lou: The model number for my Vaio is PCG 993L. Again, excellent
> information,
> > thanks.
> >
> > Bruce Dubbs: Thank you for your voice and help.
> >
> > John Kirby: Thank you also for your $0.02 worth. Believe me each of you
> have
> > helped me!
> >
> > I am getting ready for a short trip, so will have to postpone my search
> for
> > a router or wireless box thingy. I think I have enough information to
> sound
> > at least mildly intelligent when I go to the store now thanks to you all.
> >
>
> have a great trip
>
> Todd
>
>
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