April 7, 2007

I hate them.

No, really, I do.

I got it over two years ago, maybe three. I got it hooked up without too much grief on the first machine. Then, we added a second laptop. Again, not too much grief getting that one hooked up using the same installation disk.

September 2005 ... we added an iBook, moved the ancient and decrepit G3 Lombard over to become the "server" and hook it up to the printer. It took me a couple of days to get it off the ethernet cord and onto the wireless, but I did eventually get it.

Yesterday I got a brand spanking new 17" MacBook Pro ... I'm still somewhat shocked that I got it ... but I'm also ecstatically happy about it too. Except ... trying to get it hooked up to SBC/Yahoo/AT&T has been the biggest freaking pain in the ass I have ever undergone.

Look, I get computers. I'm something of a computer geek. A Mac power-user. Probably just short of a tech. I've run plenty of help sessions. I can do some good work on the Mac.

I can NOT seem to get the damn wireless set up on this machine. I keep comparing the settings on this one to the settings on the old one ... i don't see anything any different. I look around for other settings ... can't find anything.

So for now, I'm back to wired. Ugh.

Any Mac users who've gotten the wireless set up with SBC, leave me a comment, eh? Before I have to resort to calling their help desk and listening to them bitch that if I had a peeeeeeeeeeeeeceeeeeeeeee, it would work just fine. (Trust me, after several Google searches, I know this isn't the case, either. Apparently regardless of the machine you have, SBC's installation disk is a piece of utter freaking crap which actually screws up the settings on Windoze machines even worse than on the Mac.)

I hate SBC. Always have. Idiots.

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Red said:

Congratulations on the new Mac laptop! I know once you get this worked out you will have a blast with it. Enjoy and a very Happy Easter to you and A!

April 8, 2007 8:37 AM


Saboma said:

I have sbc also and feel your pain, kiddo. It's maddening trying to get any assistance from them, too. I think I can claim that I'm multi-lingual now with the many hours I've gone round and round with a live person who only knows how to read a script.

They can call MacIntosh anything they want to call it but it is still a personal computer i.e. PC.

The real sad part with me is that I keep renewing my contract with them year after year.


April 8, 2007 7:09 PM

Wish I could help you out. All I'm good for is ass pats and pepsi. Let me know if either of those will suffice, okay?


April 8, 2007 8:25 PM


blueyes said:

Well I'll let go my mac hatred and just talk about SBC lol

Never had it but I've also never been with a company where you needed an installation disk wtf is that all about?

Mine are always plug and play essentially once they get the modem/router numbers off the box.

April 9, 2007 8:11 AM
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