Another thing about xp.
>My modem that I got from aol has been acting up and I have been getting a lot
>of jazz and junk from aol to check this and that and they have given me a >hard
>time., see if the cables are connected, check this and that.
>But when my XP came up with the message that it has a USB line that it does >not
>know what is attaced to it, that proved that all the wireing was correct and
>the Modem was not identifying itself to the computer and they agreed to send >me
>a new modem.
wEll today when I called them about the new modem they told me that I had not returned a bad modem they had sent me over a year and a half ago and that they would not send me a replacement till I sent them back the one I had tossed in the garbage over a year and a half ago and which had wrecked 3 computers.
When I discussed this with them and they admitted that the modem had ruined other computers, the woman told me, well it did not wreck every ones computer.
That was the straw that broke the camels back. I ordered MS with Verizon DSL today. . . I DO NOT FOLLOW MANY OF THESE NEWS GROUPS To answere me address mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
You assume wrong. The modem software corrupted some file in Internet Explorer so you could not get onto the internet. You could get to aol but not the internet
The file could not be repaired as you did not know which it was. The whole drive had to be cleared and reloaded.
What finally happened was that the entire aol and internet explorer was replace and a fix was downloaded by aol, rather surripticiously which finally fixed the problem.
It has been quite a while till aol finally admitted that many people had the problem.
Their excuse was, well it did not effect every body.
But a faulty program can clearaly blow your hard disk. I had Norton try to fix a file and it blew off about 5 logical drives. . . I DO NOT FOLLOW MANY OF THESE NEWS GROUPS To answere me address mail to email@example.com
Well, "first off", you should not have Micky Mouse AOL! I use Frontier DSL. Second, I have a difficulty here. I have never had anything destroy anything (at least hardware) and I have never had a virus. I never run resident antivirus software. No problems in at least 25 years! The world is full of computer klutzes! ;-D
Wow Dave, you should tell us all how you managed this! You never had a piece of hardware wreck another? In any event, you are right about AOL...They have been crap since they showed up on the scene in the 80's.... I tossed them out in 86' and never went back.... Later!.....Ross
Your fullof balony. Neither the internet or DSL has been here 25 years. As to the world being full of computer Klutzes, I guess you speak from first hand experiance.
Now do you have any thing of value to add to the discussions. Flames do not count as any thing of value. . . I DO NOT FOLLOW MANY OF THESE NEWS GROUPS To answere me address mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi there, I hate to break the news to you but the internet has been around since
1967.....just not to the general public.... And AOL ran a Bulletin Board system back in the 80's, along with compuserve and prodigy....and a few others... They VERY slowly converted from where they were to where they are today....an ISP.... Do a google search and you will find I am correct on this. Have a great one Bushbadee.........Ross......
Not really. Even the idea of an Internet did not exist in
1967, much less a network! What existed then was the concept that computers could be networked, but that is *not* the concept of networking networks.
In September 1969 the first ARPAnet node came online at UCLA. But again, that was *not* an Internet node. In May 1973 Robert Metcalf showed off his ethernet. Again, not an Internet. But
1973 is when Robert Kahn and Vinton Cerf began work on TCP using concepts Kahn had developed while at BBN in 1972. TCP was the first internetworking protocol. They published it in May 1974. But still... that is *not* The Internet.
The TCP protocol was split into TCP and IP, and finalized in 1978. At that point we might be able to say that The Internet existed. Some people might debate that... some saying earlier and some saying later.
TCP/IP was adopted by the DoD in 1980. On January 1, 1983 the ARPAnet became uniquely a TCP/IP network. At that point it is very hard not to argue that, even though it was not yet widely called The Internet, that is exactly what it was.
1972 -- The initial concepts of internetworking conceived 1973 -- Work began on developing a protocol 1974 -- First Internet protocol published 1978 -- Essense of today's TCP/IP existed 1980 -- TCP/IP officially accepted for ARPAnet use 1983 -- ARPAnet is 100% TCP/IP internetworking
Take your pick of which date you like to say The Internet began. (I like 1978, but any date from 1974 to 1978 seems suitable.)
It is not accurate to call these things "a Bulletin Board system". They were packet networks. Compuserve was launched in
1969, but it wasn't until 1977 (as MicroNet) that they became an online service. Telenet was started by BBN in 1974. Tymenet came on in 1977. Genie and QuantumLink started in 1985.
AOL didn't exist until QuantumLink renamed itself in 1992. They began offering Internet access in 1995 (which is to say, *way* late in the game as far as people who had been using it for years were concerned).
I don't think that is an accurate description either. They went from one day being a "who ever heard of" company to being a household word as they marketed their new concept of access to the Internet. It wasn't literally overnight, but almost. It certainly was not slow.
I did, you weren't.
QuantumLink was the predecessor of AOL, and it was started in
1985, the same year Genie came online. Compuserve already existed, as did the others mentioned above.
Floyd....you are correct that Quantum Link was the predecessor of AOL, but in name only..If you look up the history you will find that AOL ( the company, not the name) is 18 years old. I guess I should have gone through all the mechanations of explaining that, but never thought it interesting or necesary....As far as the internet...Ok, I was off 2 years. 1969 is the correct year and yes, once again, they did not call it the internet back then but ARPA net....Don't you think this is all about semantics and not a matter of accuracy??? And when I said that AOL converted slowly, I meant to become a real ISP....As you said yourself, they were late in the game. I think we all know about how fast AOL grew and why....You did leave that out!! In any event AOL is still, the same crappy service and company...Even Time Warner has come to believe that at some level! So Floyd....I am trying to figure out what was so "wrong" about my statement accept the fact that I left out the entire history of the internet and AOL.....That was not the gist of my comments...Pretty anal Floyd....but interesting......Ross
You still can't get it right; there was no Internet in 1969.
Did you read what I wrote? The first ARPAnet node came on line at UCLA in 1969. It did not have *any* kind of internetworking ability, and none was planned for it. The concept of connecting networks had not even been though of yet!