Got round to getting broadband ordered at DragonDrop Centraal. Went with Virgin cable. We’ve had a T-Mobile ‘broadband’ dongle now for nearly the full terms of it’s 18 month contract and it’s been the most frustrating, next to useless, over priced, temperamental, erratic and downright grr bit of kit I’ve ever invested in. I’ve been counting down the months so that I could get a decent connection again (commercial sensibilities prevented me from having two active contracts running at the same time.) I was sold a prize stallion but by the time we’d left the stable, he’d turned into a lame donkey. I’ve tried to get it to be a bit more broadbandish and failed. I’ve had the conversations with support and tried x, y and z. I’ve scoured the internet for answers and failed to get anything close to the utopian service that was described at point of sale. It shouldn’t be allowed to be called a Broadband dongle as it’s very misleading in my humble opinion. Something more akin to a Flawedband™ dongle would be a more apt moniker although not quite as marketable. Shame, because every other aspect of T-Mobile has been brilliant for me over the many years I’ve been a customers.
In readiness of a blistering pipe of information into the house, I’ve spent the last two nights deep cleaning my main machine at home. It’s been running like a sloth and had a virus apparently. Defragging, removing and moving junk around, that sort of thing. I’ve worryingly picked up an occasional blue screen of death problem though. Hope I haven’t done anything drastic. I’m currently trying to update windows over the t-mobile Flawedband™ dongle which could take a while. It seems that once you’ve started an update, there’s no turning back. Well back to it I guess..