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by irismary
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Dog walking during the lockdown
Replies: 15
Views: 1086

Re: Dog walking during the lockdown

It looks like my original question has been answered, the rules are local.
Thanks to all for their input. I'm not sure who I feel sorry for the most, the dog or myself!
by irismary
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Dog walking during the lockdown
Replies: 15
Views: 1086

Dog walking during the lockdown

Are there national guidelines for dog walking, or is it down to local interpretation? Which probably means the interpretation of whoever you are speaking to at the time. I live in a small village, currently free of any infection, and the Guardia here seem to feel that it is barely permissible, with ...
by irismary
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Intelsat 907 / Satback Update - Major News!!!
Replies: 36
Views: 16257

Re: Intelsat 907 / Satback Update - Major News!!!

Anyone have any idea when we will lose Intelsat 907/ Sat and PC guy? It is great to still have tv via satellite at this difficult time. We have a Magbox for internet viewing, but at the moment our broadband is running like treacle and tv pretty unwatchable. Guess because everyone is keeping in touch...
by irismary
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No bags at Lidl
Replies: 15
Views: 20334

Re: No bags at Lidl

Paulinmalaga wrote:Yet they're still using roll after roll of lightweight plastic bags for fruit and vegetables and much of the food on sale is still wrapped in plastic. :crazy:
The rolls of bags for loose fruit and veg in our Lidl are now biodegradable.
by irismary
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Windows Update - Windows 7
Replies: 8
Views: 4013

Re: Windows Update - Windows 7

Hi Enrique, just to say that events have overtaken and I haven´t yet tried your fix. Waiting until Christmas etc is over as I can´t bear the thought of it all going pear shaped at the moment. I will be back in touch when I have done it. At the moment have Windows Update turned off. Hope you had a go...
by irismary
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Windows Update - Windows 7
Replies: 8
Views: 4013

Re: Windows Update - Windows 7

Hi Enrique, yes have rebooted since the restore and all normal. I have deleted the downloads again as suggested in step 1 of your reply, but haven't checked the updates failures - don't feel strong enough today!! Will look later after a glass of something soothing! Will let you know. Jeanne
by irismary
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Windows Update - Windows 7
Replies: 8
Views: 4013

Re: Windows Update - Windows 7

Thanks Enrique, did as you suggested. However, when the updates were complete and I restarted the system, the same happened i.e. Windows start failure. Eventually got the system restored and have now turned off updates again.
by irismary
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Windows Update - Windows 7
Replies: 8
Views: 4013

Re: Windows Update - Windows 7

Hi Enrique, and thanks for the reply This is the insrtallation that failed on 3 separate occasions (same code) 2018-12 Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 3.5.1, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.7.1, 4.7.2 for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB4471987) Installation date: ‎14/‎12/‎20...
by irismary
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Windows Update - Windows 7
Replies: 8
Views: 4013

Windows Update - Windows 7

Had updates yesterday and as usual did a restart but windows wouldn´t load and went straight to Windows Diagnostics and Repair then seemed to get stuck in a never ending loop. Finally, thank goodness, an HP page came up in which I could do a systen restore. All was then well. But being a pessimist, ...
by irismary
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Former Iberbanda Customers
Replies: 17
Views: 4750

Re: Former Iberbanda Customers

Olive. Yes, I did have to ask them to put an antenna on the roof. I told the tecnico when he installed the router that I thought we needed one as the Movistar 3g signal in our house for our mobile phones hardly ever works and they default to Portugal (200 metres away). We have exceptionally thick wa...
by irismary
Wed May 30, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Former Iberbanda Customers
Replies: 17
Views: 4750

Re: Former Iberbanda Customers

Update: We have now had an antenna installed on the roof by Movistar to try and improve our speeds. I am delighted to say that we now have up to 10mB - a great improvemnet over Iberbanda. One happy customer.
by irismary
Wed May 16, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Former Iberbanda Customers
Replies: 17
Views: 4750

Re: Former Iberbanda Customers

Yes, it´s unlimited. Doesn´t seem to slow noticably at peak times - but this is a small isolated village with most using adsl. Early days, but so far, so good. As for upload, that is slower, but we don´t use Skype or facetime, so no problem to us. I will keep you posted after we have been on it a bi...
by irismary
Tue May 15, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Former Iberbanda Customers
Replies: 17
Views: 4750

Re: Former Iberbanda Customers

PS Some friends of ours, fairly isolated in the campo have also changed, and are also delighted.
by irismary
Tue May 15, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Former Iberbanda Customers
Replies: 17
Views: 4750

Re: Former Iberbanda Customers

Just an update: finally got the call to say that our base staion for Iberbanda is going to switched off during the next month. Decided to bite the bullet immediately and called Movistar on 1004. I insisted that I preferred go with Movistar Internet Radio, their 3g/4g system. Called last Friday,they ...
by irismary
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Former Iberbanda Customers
Replies: 17
Views: 4750

Re: Former Iberbanda Customers

We have always been pleased with Iberbanda Wimax. It is the perfct alternative in our village. The speed isn´t great - up to 3mbs download, but quite sufficient to watch UK TV on our Magbox except sometimes at weekends when it stutters a bit. Long may it last! the only disadvantage is that when we h...
by irismary
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Former Iberbanda Customers
Replies: 17
Views: 4750

Re: Former Iberbanda Customers

We too are old customers of Iberbanda, and have had the same experience as you. When we got the letter from Movistar they also advised us of alternatives from them i.e. adsl or 3/4g depending on area. I decided to try the 3g service as I didn´t want to rely on old landlines miles from the exchange. ...
by irismary
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Iberbanda Wimax
Replies: 21
Views: 5352

Re: Iberbanda Wimax

It has finally happened. We have had the call from Movistar to say our Wimax service will finish at the end of October. We are toying with going onto Quantis satellite system, which is relatively expensive for a virtually unlimited service. Has anyone gone down this route, and how satisfactory is it...
by irismary
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Iberbanda Wimax
Replies: 21
Views: 5352

Re: Iberbanda Wimax

Thanks Gerry, but no coverage in our bit of Huelva right on the border with Portugal. We are looking into Fortec via the Iberbanda in English website. Same price, but phone line based via Movistar. We always wanted to avoid phone lines being in a small village at the end of the line, terrible downlo...
by irismary
Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Iberbanda Wimax
Replies: 21
Views: 5352

Re: Iberbanda Wimax

Thanks for the reply ajtg1952. From your reply it looks like we would have at least a months warning before we need to make alternative arrangements. I have now spoken to Iberbanda, and they say that some zones will cease soon, but they will send a notification by post, plus a phone call if/when the...
by irismary
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Iberbanda Wimax
Replies: 21
Views: 5352

Iberbanda Wimax

I have just discovered on another forum that Iberbanda are withdrawing their Wimax service by July 2017. We have received no notification from them that this is so, but a search seems to have confirmed this. Has anyone else received notification from Iberbanda that this will happen, and if so, what ...