I'm currently enjoying a 10Mbps glassfibre internet connection from the Dutch Internet Service Provider XMS.
They have a contract with the company from which we rent our house in Leiden. Basically, the deal is that we can try this internet service free of charge (! YEP) for 6 months. After that we can decide to subscribe to a package deal that includes television, radio, phone and internet and costs 50 euro/month (which is way cheaper than the sum of all the separate services we are paying for now BTW).
The only downside from switching is that I have had to move my wireless router near the modem, and that I had to go out and buy some hardware for the family desktop to enable wireless internet. I settled for a Sweex USB wireless adapter, because the distances are so small that I don't need to worry much about the USB stick not having an antenna, and I figured an USB stick is more flexible.
To my surprise, the Windows XP desktop desperately wanted me to install the drivers myself. So, I'm not scared of that...or only a little....Anyway, installing the drivers led to new complaints as you can see:
See, that's why I had to install the drivers manually. The encircled text reads "This device driver software is not digital". So, that's why I had to install htem myself. You see, somehow, windows does make sense after all ;)
YUI Weekly for December 6, 2013
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