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Today our new high-speed router arrived. Knowing how many items I have attached to our old router I was rolling my eyes at the thought of having to add all 27 devices, however, I had read an article last night regarding routers, and that changing the SSID and the password on the new router to the old details it will auto connect to all the existing devices. With this new knowledge, I plugged it in, logged in, changed what was required, and hey presto, we were working. I then decided to run a speed test, and what do you know, we have the high-speed connection already, even though it was not to be live for 10 days (next Wednesday), the words WOO HOO! came to mind.
I have been testing it all day, not the speed test as featured above, but uploading photos to Pixabay, and syncing my Apple drive, and the ISP said that the speed will increase for the first week or so till it reaches 80Mbps. Streaming is now a doddle and downloading films from Sky takes seconds now.
We upgraded our broadband about a year ago from 12mbps to 40mbpb fibre. After adding so much onto our system lately in the form of Amazon Dots, Hue lighting, Echos, Ring and much much more I thought it was time to increase the speed of the system as there was an offer with our ISP, double our speed for an extra £5 a month, so it seemed silly not to go for it, after all, we stream music, movies and tv shows all the time, so why not a little faster.
I also thought that this may also help with the speed of my old iMac, which as you know, I want to upgrade. A new hub has been ordered, so will be with me in the next few days, and the service will be live 2nd August. Only 10 days, but I will be chomping at the bit till it starts. I am quite impatient when it comes to getting things, I guess that is why we have an Amazon Prime account. Fingers crossed all our systems will speed up, especially when we have 26 wireless items attached. Is 26 a little too much?
I am very happy to have been featured by Beautiful Knitters
Meet E, from the United Kingdom! 🇬🇧
E lives by the sea in a village in North West England with his partner and their two Staffies.
Favourite yarn store: My favourite has to be @stephen.and.penelope in Amsterdam. Living in the UK, it’s a little far to go to every week, but I would if I could.
Favourite yarn: I guess my favourite yarn would be toss up between @hedgehogfibres and @malabrigoyarn. I have used both to make socks, and they are truly beautiful to work with.
Why do you knit?: One of the reasons I knit is because I can. I learned when I was a kid, and picked it up again about 4 years ago – much to the surprise of my partner, who had no idea I knew how to knit. Being male also inspires me, as knitting has been thought of as a female hobby for so many years.
Most challenging project (and why?): I would say one of the most challenging projects I’ve done was @westknits’ Old Forge. I saw it on Instagram and thought it would be great to knit. It’s huge (I love massive projects), and has a lot of techniques I haven’t done, like knitting in the round, which now I love to do as much as I can. Although many feel that cable work is hard, I find it really easy and relaxing.
What’s your new favourite thing?: My new Nespresso coffee machine. I have tonnes of tech items at home, but this really is a boom in my life. I can have espresso all the time whilst knitting, without all the messing about.