…but not to dwell.

So yesterday with that in mind, Mum was whisked off for a day out.  We visited Baddesley Clinton, which included a very nice lunch.  Then we moved on to Packwood House, both are National Trust properties and quite different.

The planned evening meal on the way home was a little more difficult than expected with places being too busy or being closed for food…. We got there in the end though and had a meal in one of our favourite places – The Golden Ball.

View from the Garden

In other news – I have still not got my internet connection sorted out properly :-/

After lots of tests and reconfiguring I have come to the conclusion that the ‘new router’ is faulty!!!

So back to the drawing board on Monday, when I can return it and hopefully get a more suitable replacement.

19 Comments CherryPie on Apr 23rd 2011

19 Responses to “A Day to Remember…”

  1. It looks a nice place. Happy Easter, Cherie.

  2. Marcie says:

    What a lovely capture of this old building. Hope your router problems are solved soon..and Happy Easter to you and yours!

    • CherryPie says:

      The buildings are quite fascinating. Tomorrow I will be trying a different option to get my router working…

      Happy Easter to you too.

  3. ivan says:

    What router are you using? Here I have the modem supplied by my ISP and a D-Link router I bought because it has WiFi as well as 4 network cable ports (and then I have to use an 8 port switch to get to everything).

    If you are using a router supplied by your ISP I hope it’s not like the things supplied by Orange over hear – you have a 25% chance of all functions working at any one time (one of my reasons for my using Free – their equipment works, at least mine has for the last 8 years).

    • CherryPie says:

      Currently it is a Belkin router. It is going back to the shop tomorrow.

      The wired link works perfectly, but the wireless connection is quite frustrating!!!

      From my experience all routers are sub-standard in the terms of quality…

      With that in mind, I hope a manage a better connection tomorrow ;-)

      • ivan says:

        Friends had one of those and we could never get the WiFi to work correctly on it – ended up getting them a D-Link and they have never looked back. I have also installed Linksys routers for several people (one of the computer stores was selling off older models at 60% off) that again just work.

        Anyway I hope all goes well with your new router, whichever brand you get.

        • CherryPie says:

          Thanks for that :-) I have a new router installed which works intermittently…. I am beginning to suspect it is a BT problem even though they said the line was working fine when I checked with them.

          • CherryPie says:

            An update on progress – After a bit of trial and error, the connections now seem to be stable and fast. Only my laptop to sort out now, I think the network card leaves a lot to be desired…

            • ivan says:

              Any oddity may be caused by a mismatch between protocols. Example, a type ‘n’ WiFi is supposed to be backwards compatible with a type ‘b’ and/or ‘g’ card but, depending on the implementation, throughput may not be as good as it could be.

              The main thing is that it works without problems – just remember WiFi will never be as good or fast as cable.

              • CherryPie says:

                Thank you :-)

                I would much rather be cable connected, BT were being difficult!!

                After the tweaking the wireless connections they seem as fast as the cable connection (for now).

                My laptop has always been a problem (to struggle with), but that is another story.

  4. It definitely looks like a great location for a meal Cherie

  5. Steve Hayes says:

    Hope it comes right! Is that piccie the restaurant?

    • CherryPie says:

      Still struggling with the network but a bit closer to it working now. No that is part of the house the restaurant is on a different side of the building.

  6. I think it is a shame that the chimmney brickwork is different in colour to the rest of the house bar some of the cornerstones.