Re: WiFi

maggie cooper

On Thu, May 24, 2018 at 09:22 am, darlene Reese wrote:
You would think when they sold the products they would have to be trained how to use it.
My now retired dealer was a brilliant technician for all non software parts of a machine. I did not expect him to be a software expert or telecommunications expert all I wanted or expected was someone who could service and maintain my machine which he did. I know he had to spend 2 days at Janome HQ here in UK for training, 2 days which for him meant time away from his shop, work shop, unavailable to his customers, rescheduling visits to colleges and schools to service their machines, had he not attended the training days at Janome UK he would not have been allowed to sell or service the 12000 or later the 1500 machine. The fact that he might only sell one TOL Janome machine as against 4 or 5 dozen lower specced Janome machines, or the huge amount of Brother, Husqvarna, Pfaff, Bernina, Juki, Singer entry or mid or TOL level machines in those brands, having to forgo the earning potential 2 days represented which the small commission earned on selling a Janome TOL machine could take months if not longer to replace, didn't exactly incentivize him to attend.  

All the brilliant new technology is fantastic, but how much do we the end user understand about it, in the main very little, so why would we expect a dealer to have more knowledge than ourselves. I own a Wifi enabled printer but I use it as a hard wired printer. why, read this taken from article written about wifi.
''In real-world applications, wireless networking is significantly slower than wired networking when transferring files over a local area network. The problem becomes even more acute if you have a busy network or if your signal strength is weaker than optimal.

Wireless networking uses radios to transmit networking signals. Just as with terrestrial or satellite radio, wireless networks have a limited number of channels and, if every channel is full, connections will slow down or fail to work. The radios that make Wi-Fi work are also prone to interference. Cell phones, microwave ovens, walls, and large pieces of metal like those that make up filing cabinets can all interfere with Wi-Fi signals, giving you unreliable network performance.


A wired network connection can only be intercepted by someone who has spliced into the wire. But because wireless connections go through the air, all that a person interested in stealing your information needs is a Wi-Fi receiver, software, patience, and a place to work where he can receive your signal. While the Wi-Fi Protected Access security protocol is better than nothing, it can still be cracked by a dedicated hacker.''

My eldest son uses Wifi to connect his laptop to the internet, his mobile phone, his tablet, his wifi keyboard, his sports watch, between him and my modem there are 4 walls, a metal box called an oven, a second metal box called a microwave, a third metal box called a larder fridge, a fourth metal box called a freezer, metal mesh under plaster around door reveals, he had to buy a NetGear Wifi signal extender as the signal dropped significantly between the modem and where he uses his laptop , a distance of about 31 feet. If I used Wifi for my printer, my wifi enabled industrial embroidery machine, and all my other wifi or hard wired gadgets that all reside in my workroom which is where my modem is, I would rob all of the wifi channels available and he'd want to work in my workroom. Something I wont allow. I tolerate his use of wifi as it does mean I don't see cables strung around every where, but I'm afraid to me wifi is nowhere as efficient as a wired network.

I cannot see why anyone should expect a sewing machine dealer to be an expert in all things wifi, its a specialised field not required by dealers to learn, there's more than enough information about wifi on the web for end users of wifi enabled devices to educate themselves. I love the advances technology has  and continues to make, but I'm saddened by the effect it has on people, it is making them lazy, killing their problem solving skills, becoming far too reliant on technology to manage their daily lives. Ever since stone age man fashioned chipped stone as a tool, technology has served mankind, unfortunately now technology appears to have enslaved mankind. We no longer regard technology as tool but allow it to dictate how we do things, so take back the control of what was essentially a tool and use technology as a servant not a master. So your wifi doesn't work for you, step back and utilise what does, a USB flash drive. Seek information to better educate yourself about wireless connections, don't expect others to do it for you. Exercise that organ that can suffer if not forced to work, your brain. 
maggie cooper uk


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