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by 1bassleft
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Internet/ISP recommendations for Benalmadena/costa del sol area?
Replies: 13
Views: 733

Re: Internet/ISP recommendations for Benalmadena/costa del sol area?

Quick update on Olivenet. Very solid and fast enough for my uses. We did get some issues watching UKTV so I switched to tethering from my Simyo data allowance which made things worse. It turns out that Smarty DNS was the problem, not Olivenet, but it served to demo that it was more capable than my 4...
by 1bassleft
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Spanish keyboard v Uk keyboard
Replies: 7
Views: 109

Re: Spanish keyboard v Uk keyboard

You're right, Wicksey; all countries have variations (US is mildly different and French isn't even qwerty but azerty). As Beach says, I'd rather have Spanish but I can get Lenovos dirt cheap in Blighty so I have to wish everyone a Happy New Bottomhole in late December, which causes its own problems.
by 1bassleft
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Router
Replies: 18
Views: 343

Re: Router

Been back a few days and suddenly remembered to check my router lying unused in the drawer. It's a ZTE mf283, as I thought and included a link to previously. There's no mention of 5Ghz (plenty of lower frequency bands, perhaps showing its age) which seemed to be a requirement, Gina, so I'm afraid it...
by 1bassleft
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Headlamp adaptors for lhd car in uk
Replies: 24
Views: 277

Re: Headlamp adaptors for lhd car in uk

I'm teetotal, so's my non-driving missus. My long-standing garage MOT'd the car (2002 - before all these 'projector' headlamps became the rage) and categorically told me there's no bleed onto the left that would annoy Eurodrivers and he's correct. It's just that I'll be driving back in Nov so I am m...
by 1bassleft
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.
Replies: 73
Views: 772

Re: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.

Bet you said "I'm Travelling, Will Bury it deep in the skip" Love it :thumbup: I didn't, Trooperman, because I am nowhere near clever enough. I confess it took me two or three mins of wondering what songs you were on about, then what song might have such lyrics, and then a search engine: ...
by 1bassleft
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Tyre replacement Nerja
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: Tyre replacement Nerja

There's a small disadvantage (might not even be the case with neumaticos, but has been for me with others) that sometimes .es or .co.uk websites still source the tyres from Poland or wherever it's dirt cheap and it can be a while before they arrive. I had four new boots and my garage did correctly p...
by 1bassleft
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Headlamp adaptors for lhd car in uk
Replies: 24
Views: 277

Re: Headlamp adaptors for lhd car in uk

Pity this is too late to help, but purchasing at the ports or Chunnel is about 2x the ebay price and, if UK/EU flitting were a regular thing (for anyone else reading) there is a brand that you place one way up for adapting to UK and upside down for adapting to EU. Downside is that they're not as sup...
by 1bassleft
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.
Replies: 73
Views: 772

Re: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.

Sorry to read that you're now only in one neck of my woods, DA. Just flown back tonight (my Euro-trekker still parked here) after a fortnight in UK. Unfortunately, my tooth removal (injection hurt more than the mild tug needed) snowballed into swift appointments and even an overnighter for everyone ...
by 1bassleft
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Hotels near M5
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: Hotels near M5

I wish I could give you a personal recomm (never stopped near Bristol), but I have used Accor group (Ibis, Mercure, Novotel) a lot in the past and I had a quick look when I saw your first post. I was quite taken by Mercure Bristol North The Grange Hotel. All Accors have 24hr reception; one of the re...
by 1bassleft
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Internet/ISP recommendations for Benalmadena/costa del sol area?
Replies: 13
Views: 733

Re: Internet/ISP recommendations for Benalmadena/costa del sol area?

I've flown back to UK for a fortnight so I'll have more experience from next week onwards. Based on a handful of days use before I left, two or three devices surfing etc (we're not power users) no problem. Nice to watch TV again without setting the lowest resolution possible. Sometimes a bit of buff...
by 1bassleft
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Parking Fine in Torre del Mar
Replies: 13
Views: 290

Re: Parking Fine in Torre del Mar

Same as you, Costakid, the €3 in the machine (Arroyo de la Miel) after forgetting we'd moved into verano hours. Blue zone indiscretions are treated pretty reasonably - possibly because fortnighters can easily make that mistake and a punitive fee + appearance in some strange station might actually en...
by 1bassleft
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Router
Replies: 18
Views: 343

Re: Router

Ah, Gerry, I think your post subsequent to mine clouded Gina's view and you got the credit (story of my life :) ). OK Gina, if it turns out that, subsequent to Mark, Cid, Paul's advice, you ought to try a new(er) router - I'm worth a try. In the meantime, I shall check mine after Monday's flight for...
by 1bassleft
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Router
Replies: 18
Views: 343

Re: Router

Just another thing to clarify, Gina, are you getting a router from Gerry? The ZTE I have is 2.4/5Ghz according to the link I put in my post but I'd need to get it out of the drawer on return and check the model # matches exactly and isn't a lookie-likie because mine is definitely pre-2017. If Gerry'...
by 1bassleft
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Parking Fine in Torre del Mar
Replies: 13
Views: 290

Re: Parking Fine in Torre del Mar

I've twice messed up (my best was the 2nd time; "No parking between 10-2", that's ok then, on return I noticed the "and between 18-22:00" D'oh!) Both times, my hire car was grua'd and -several years apart- I paid (same day) around €90 fine and €110 grua fees so €200 does seem hig...
by 1bassleft
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Router
Replies: 18
Views: 343

Re: Router

Not that Enrique needs confirmation, but I'd second TP-Link for solid, reliable routers. Timing's awkward for you, as I'm in the UK until 19/08, but if you have no hurry I could save you the spends. I currently have this ZTE router lying in a drawer: https://www.4gltemall.com/zte-mf283-4g-lte-wirele...
by 1bassleft
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: moto (again)
Replies: 13
Views: 551

Re: moto (again)

That looks in excellent condition, especially for 32 years old. I hope the transfer goes smoothly (it occurred to me that young people, very young, can own a moped; do they need to have parent/guardian address documents or are mopeds slightly more relaxed, I wonder) and I hope you have a lot of fun ...
by 1bassleft
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Thick ceiling paint
Replies: 1
Views: 177

Re: Thick ceiling paint

I used Titan una capa (one coat) which is available in mate. I think it might only be available in 5L (at about €30) which is not cheap and more than you need. It covered the entirety of my lounge (didn't do the ceiling), the two internal doors and plenty left over for touch ups. As the name suggest...
by 1bassleft
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: moto (again)
Replies: 13
Views: 551

Re: moto (again)

Wollie, I don't know if mopeds follow the same procedure as ####xxx registered vehicles, but it is best to assume that they do (my 2nd link suggests that mopeds have a cheaper transfer tax but otherwise the procedure is the same). The seller might arrange transfer, but you are likely to pay the cost...
by 1bassleft
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Olive Oil, Liquid gold or not?
Replies: 17
Views: 860

Re: Olive Oil, Liquid gold or not?

AFAIK, Trump was postulating all sorts of tariffs on the Unfair EU (Boeing have a lot of form) and refined agricultural products are in the firing line. Depending on the media outlet's audience, they'll highlight the whiskey, cheese, olive oil etc. If you're tuned into Andalucia news outlets, they f...
by 1bassleft
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Internet/ISP recommendations for Benalmadena/costa del sol area?
Replies: 13
Views: 733

Re: Internet/ISP recommendations for Benalmadena/costa del sol area?

Yesterday, the fibre cable was run into my place at 09:30 exactly as promised and, similarly, the router at 4pm today. Up and running with Olivenet (goodbye CSC/Excom, I won't miss you) and, in terms of communication with the Fuengirola office and by email, and efficiency of installation, I can only...

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