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Old 07-27-2013, 10:38 PM   #5121
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I called my ISP's customer service number. I knew what the problem likely was, just couldn't fix it myself. I gave them the rundown on what was going on and the lady says "you seem to know what you are talking about, I'll schedule a tech and send them out, none of the things I can tell you to do will likely help". I just wanted to avoid the "unplug the modem and plug it back in" thing.
They tell make my husband unplug the modem, etc. He's an IT guy. He understands this stuff far better than most of the help line people. When he is lucky, they escalate to a real techy.
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When they tell me to have my husband do something with any tech I have to ask them why...I'm the one that taught him.
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:57 PM   #5123
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When they tell me to have my husband do something with any tech I have to ask them why...I'm the one that taught him.
+1. I'm DH's tech support. Not real good at it, but better than he is.
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I'm pretty good at tech stuff, usually better than the guys on the front line of help, but Stirling is a whiz at tech stuff. They have never asked me to talk to my husband. Sometimes I tell them they have to talk to him.
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:10 PM   #5125
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+1. I'm DH's tech support. Not real good at it, but better than he is.
Well, you know my Shrek is quite old...he remembers Howdy-Doody on TV...
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:23 PM   #5126
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Well, you know my Shrek is quite old...he remembers Howdy-Doody on TV...
So do I!
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:24 PM   #5127
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I too am good at tech stuff, I learnt it all from Steve, he is ever so smart when it comes to computers, hardware and software...he is a Software Engineer in his full time job but also can make a pc from scratch, very impressive
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So do I!
You are the same age as Shrek???
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:29 PM   #5129
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I too am good at tech stuff, I learnt it all from Steve, he is ever so smart when it comes to computers, hardware and software...he is a Software Engineer in his full time job but also can make a pc from scratch, very impressive
Yes, my Dad does the same thing, he's been building computers and working with them since before there were PC's.
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I'm pretty good at tech stuff, usually better than the guys on the front line of help, but Stirling is a whiz at tech stuff. They have never asked me to talk to my husband. Sometimes I tell them they have to talk to him.
It is good that us girls know what to do
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