Well, today is the day I attempt to bring my dad and stepmother kicking and screaming into the 21st century. Wish me luck.
For years, they have been struggling with a less than reliable, budget, dial-up internet connection. And every time they have difficulty with it, they call ME! Also, Dad has an OLD Gateway that he refuses to give up. This dinosaur is 10 years old and lacks much of what is needed to run modern programs and peripherals. Stepmom has a newer laptop that is what I hope to persuade them to use.
So, I have finally persuaded them to consider a cable modem. Stepmom has been diagnosed with some rare allergies and needs to be able to research them. The cable guy, (hopefully NOT Larry) will be at their house this afternoon to see what can be done to get them hooked up.
This may require a miracle...