Lack of Internet Almost Killed Me

For two weeks, I couldn’t get my laptop to connect either “wired” or wireless.  The irony is that I’m in the “most wired country in the world.”

Fortunately, I had at least a backup with my iPad and it was at least allowing me to do a bit of emailing and keeping somewhat connected.  However, I couldn’t write detailed blog posts like this one or upload photos to finish off the posts as well.  I had to go to the coffee shops to get anything relatively productive complete.

I had Tom n Tom’s nearby and also a Starbucks kiddy corner from it.  I used PC Rooms here and there to get some things done, but most of them don’t all have Microsoft Office which I needed in order to edit my resume.  I’ve been applying to adult english teaching positions, but also finding I need to broaden my search and efforts to include the bigger market which caters to kids.  The search for adult teaching positions has been somewhat challenging.  It appears that companies prefer the following “type of candidates” to teach them (in this order): Continue reading

Windows 7 Networking Problems in South Korea

So, you won’t see much activity here for a bit because I’ve been somewhat forced to write posts on my iPad instead of my brand new HP laptop I purchased befoe arriving here. Unfortunately, the new place I’m staying at doesn’t seem to be supporting the new laptop’s network adaptors/cards. I’ve tried both wireless and wired connections and even took it to the A/S Center today which said they “fixed” the problem. Basically, they just reinstalled it with a Korean version of Windows.

Fortunately, I found the A/S (after service for you acronym phobes) center here on this great source for expats: http://seoul.angloinfo.com/af/500/seoul-computer-and-mobile-repairs-and-maintenance.html. And I was lucky that the network settings for my iPad were fine as well allowing me to surf relatively comfortably, but obviously with the slower typing skills with the touch screen.

So, if anyone can empathize with me, please feel free to comment below and maybe we can work together on fixing this.