Writing this from my new desktop!
It’s going to be a long night of installing Windows updates and ripping CDs.
At least I got the thing online. While I was waiting for the UPS guy, I was thinking to myself, “How am I going to run an ethernet cable from the living room (where the router is) to the spare bedroom?” I was imagining going out and buying some massively long cable and something that involved staples and the ceiling. And then I happened to remember something that I had noticed when I was inspecting the apartment when I moved in.
There’s a hole in the wall between the living room and the bedroom.
So that’s what that was for! So I spent a good hour or two trying to force a cable through it, while trying not to get it stuck between the walls.
After exposing the wires from pulling too hard on it and jamming a few wooden skewers through it (and my hand), I finally got it through! Yay!
Now I just have to wait for the surge protector to come, cause right now my monitor is only on if the light switch is on. Hehe.