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jwf2.tao 07-12-2011 04:19 PM

Wifi compatibility/ setup
 
I'm thinking of ordering the Acer as a stand alone cpu. I have road runner internet on order, must buy a router....will I have problems setting up the router with no cpu to run a start disk for the router.
Thanks, I'm on hold until I get some HELP!
Thanks....

coling 07-19-2011 03:06 PM

The basic set up of a router does not require the disk - what you will need is a set up sheet that you input manually.

What may be a bigger problem is some - if I recall correctly - do not permit setup with a wireless connection to stop an outsider from guessing the password and changing the setup.

You may need to borrow a friends portable to do the setup in any case.

Cloud3270 07-22-2011 08:17 PM

Wired connecton
 
See my thread here about using a usb wired internet connection. works fine as the chromebook uses a wired connection over any wifi one.

Cheers...
Russ

jwf2.tao 07-23-2011 02:53 PM

wifi
 
thx russ....do you have the acer? any experience to share?

Cloud3270 07-27-2011 10:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jwf2.tao (Post 5311)
thx russ....do you have the acer? any experience to share?

I have the wifi only Acer, it seems to be ok so far. I'm mostly using it as a web surfing pc while I watch tv. I am not one of those trying to give up traditional pcs and go web only (yet). I'll be taking it on vacation later this year and will be forced to live web only at that time.

Cheers...
Russ

jwf2.tao 07-27-2011 10:34 PM

wifi
 
thx Russ. My situation a little different. After 30 yr career in tech i'm bkrpt, poor, disabled. cheapest way I can figure to get back in the game, but for personal use only. mahalo...

Cloud3270 08-08-2011 07:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jwf2.tao (Post 5399)
... disabled. cheapest way I can figure to get back in the game, but for personal use only. mahalo...

I don't know that I would recommend a Chromebook as a cheap way to get on the web. Being early adapter means paying more for one than for a cheap laptop. Maybe in a year or two the price will come done with competition but for now you'll pay a bit extra.

Cheers...
Russ

jwf2.tao 08-08-2011 07:25 PM

wifi
 
got my road runner installed today, rec'd mediabridge router and my cb. all is good- 5 bars reception on my front porch! better svc for my phone too! I live in hawaii where wireless is always trblsome. desparately need skype, using imo and having probs with aud/vid settings. no live help so waiting for email responses, but so far excellent. by the way, mediabridge customer svc the best i have seen in quite a while. cheers....:)

russcasey 08-09-2011 06:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jwf2.tao (Post 5757)
got my road runner installed today, rec'd mediabridge router and my cb. all is good- 5 bars reception on my front porch! better svc for my phone too! I live in hawaii where wireless is always trblsome. desparately need skype, using imo and having probs with aud/vid settings. no live help so waiting for email responses, but so far excellent. by the way, mediabridge customer svc the best i have seen in quite a while. cheers....:)

I'm having the same trouble with imo.im - I've followed the advice on their blog about tweaking the flash settings, but can't get audio or video working on incoming or outgoing calls. I've also had no response over email :(
Chatroulette works so it isn't a hardware problem.

Hopefully they will fix it soon, or a competitor will come along and make it so they don't have to. A Skype Extension would be brilliant.

jwf2.tao 08-09-2011 01:51 PM

finally got the vtok/googletalk to work last nite, just by turning volume ALL the way up. quality surprisingly good. will be interesting when i try amazon cloud....


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