Once again the WIFI connection from the outside box to the internet has been switched off, and the Marina staff are ‘all right Jack’ as their computers inside the office are working OK.
This is the fourth day we have been ‘unconnected’ and it is not just us. All of the boats on our side of the basin that ‘rely’ on this WIFI are affected. However, the staff are adamant that it is our computers that are at fault and basically ‘tough luck’.
We are annoyed as there are some important things we need to check out on the internet,
we can’t check our emails, neither can we keep abreast of the weather (important on a boat, even if you are in a marina). We have heard that there is a cold snap due to hit us next week, and dammit, we’ve just taken down our double glazing!
Posts are therefore being prepared ‘off line’ and copied into my blog, with the hope that formats etc don’t get screwed up in the process.
My apologies for not giving my Reader contents the necessary attention. It is not practical to sit in the car piggybacking on outside and unsecure networks for hours as we do not have that long a battery life. Working in the laundry is OK for the short term, but the heat has been turned off in there now, so one can get a little chilled as well as uncomfortable trying to work from a chair that is some 20 inches lower that ‘the desk’.
There are times when I hate these smug people who have no concept of the added pressure they are putting on those who need a reliable internet feed.
Looks like we are going to have to find an affordable mobile package, but without having to have a contract or tie it in with a new mobile phone.
We could check out some deals ……… IF WE HAD THE BLOODY INTERNET HERE!