Please note: Chromie is having gender identity issues. RantWoman is not prepared to deal with the gender of an electronic device and therefore will attempt to avoid pronouns.
RantWoman is at home with the Queen of Spades supervising from the couch. Messing with Chromie is RantWoman’s idea of a wild evening, though less wild than wrangling the science projects in RantWoman’s fridge.
Previously, RantWoman was able successfully to connect Chromie to her home Wifi. RantWOman is unclear what changed.
Tonight, when turned on, Chromie REFUSED to connect to RantWoman’s home Wifi. RantWoman did several measures to re-enter the key. RantWoman dialed tech support and learned that the automated call handler at Beloved TeleComm co can now look up the password for RantWoman’s Wifi and send it in a form way more accessible to RantWoman than her magnifier and the teeny tiny print on the modem’s sticker. RantWoman entered this code several times. RantWoman found the button to display and therefore read the password. RantWoman KNOWS she entered the password correctly. RantWoman and Chromie will visit the wifi at The Friendly Neighborhood Center for Extreme Computing tomorrow and see whether it is a general wifi allergy or something unique at RantWoman’s house.
RantWoman’s Wifi connection works FINE with her phone. After testing this RantWoman set the phone back to 4G and thought of trying to tether Chromie through her phone. RantWoman did not come up with a way to find Chromie’s MAC ID either via the OS or via all the paper that came with Chromie. RantWoman will revisit this another day.
Despite being unable to connect to the Internet, RantWoman managed to bang around in settings and load info related to Russian and Spanish keyboards. RantWoman managed to do this without sending Chromie off to exotic lands where RantWoman would add second language issues to her other UX realities.
--RantWoman called Beloved TeleComm Co’s tech support line when it was daylight for RantWoman and sat through several layers of requests to enter the phone number she was calling about, interspersed with exhortations to see whether one can solve one’s problem on Beloved TeleComm Co’s website. Um, if RantWoman cannot connect to the internet, um, how IS that supposed to work?
--RantWoman made it to a live human at Beloved TeleComm Co's Tech support. Live human instructed RantWoman about how to set up a second Wifi Sign-in, something RantWoman now suspects she might have managed to find herself if she had persisted. Chromie now happily connects to the Wifi and has shown no signs of difficulties at The Friendly Neighborhood Center for Extreme Computing