Internet connections

June 5th, 2006 / Filed Under: computing -sport / 3 Comments / Tags: , , , , , , ,

I’ve been having a lot of connection problems recently. Last weekend the router stopped working for 4 days because of settings on the modem, I don’t know why the modem decided to change its settings but it succeeded in frustrating me for a long weekend. I was so relieved when I fixed it and then Friday evening the line went down for a couple of hours. I tried to log on to watch the England v Jamaica game on Saturday (having woken up at 5.45am to do so) and found that the modem stopped working again and would work even with a restart. I spent the entire duration of the match on the phone to Verizon which ended in them telling me they’d send me a replacement modem. I thought I’d try resetting the modem today and it all seems fine, I do hate the modem though.

In other news my free copy of the new Tomb Raider game has arrived (its a bundle with my new graphics card) but I can’t install it yet as it requires 10gb of hard drive space. I remember when Doom 2 was released it was regarded as a huge game at 12mb.

Oh and its hot here, really hot. As in 95-100 degrees every day. Looks like summer has arrived just in time for the World Cup – only 4 days to go!

3 Responses to “Internet connections”

  1. Comment by Nick W on June 5th, 2006 12:59 pm

    Hey remember the Amiga? Whole games on a floppy disk!
    Early versions of Opera (yes, the browser we’re still using today), came on a floppy too, that’s 1.44Mb in case you’d forgotten ;-)

  2. Comment by Owen on June 6th, 2006 1:16 pm

    14mb for a game eh…thats just…odd! now 3gb its like average if not small!!

  3. Comment by Chris on June 14th, 2006 2:40 pm

    i couldnt install Duke Nukem cus it was 30mb!

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