Monday, October 06, 2014

Wi-Fi Woes - October 6, 2014

A few days ago, I moved to my friend's home in Sahar Village, across from Mumbai's
international airport.  I'm ensconced in the new upstairs room, with private bath, they built,
surrounded by coconut palms and I even have air conditioning.  What I don't have is Wi-Fi.  Theirs is not strong enough to reach through these thick walls to my computer - though someone else nearby certainly has a strong signal. I wish I knew who  & I might negotiate use of it for a fee.  If the steps to my lofty retreat weren't quite so steep, I would just lug my computer up and down when I want Wi-Fi but, now that I am 70, and not grace
personified, I think it's not a wise idea.  I will just head to Vodafone this week & invest in a "dongle" though uploading pictures is not so great.  Bear with me, my blog followers!

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  1. You'll figure it out!

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    1. It's driving me crazy, Joan. I've invested about a hundred dollars in a Wi-fi gizmo from Vodafone that only works intermittently but, as I'm saving much money being at my friend's home here in Sahar Village as opposed to paying $500 US/ month in Bandra West, I can't really complain. He only let me pay him $100 last month and that was under duress!

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  2. We do get so used to our commodities! Hope you find an arrangement soon.

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    1. We definitely do get spoiled with our WiFi at home. It's there without our giving it a thought. Of course, we do pay for those conveniences!

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  3. No Wi-Fi? Ouch. That'll be an adjustment.

    We had a friend who was 6 weeks away from her new home being built so she stayed at our home (with WI-Fi but no tv in the guest room) and at another friend's house (with a tv in the guest room but no Wi-Fi) She bounced back and forth depending on what she felt like doing each night. Ha!

    Hope you find an easy solution soon.

    xo jj

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    1. I can easily do without the TV, Joanna, but I am bereft without WiFi. Funny thing is, they have WiFi downstairs - a very limited version but it doesn't reach upstairs and, even down below, I can barely upload photos. We get pretty spoiled with our conveniences, that's for sure. I am so glad to hear from you. I tried to respond on your last reply to my other blog...at least three times and it disappeared into the ozone.

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