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Been in Hungary for almost 2 weeks now. I really like it here quite a bit. Where we live is very nice. We are in a little village/suburb of Budapest. Our house we are renting is tucked away in a neighborhood that could safely be described as lush. There are many trees, plants, etc. It's quiet and pretty awesome.

Really the only shortcoming is mine. I can't read or speak Hungarian. This is proving to be a real pain in the neck and I'm very motivated to learn the language. Though even with a lot of work I'm not going to be able to do some of the things I want to any time soon.

The guys from TMobile came today as we apparently needed a new cable tv box. They put in a new cable modem. The new tv box is for IPTV. I've got my netgear router I brought over that I'm using.

The first tv box was broken, the second worked. That took a while to figure it out. To eliminate possibilities as they worked it out, they ran a patch cable directly from the modem to the tv box. Once everything was working they hooked into my router. Then they could get the guide and channel information but not the actual shows.

The guy pretty much gave up on getting it to work through my router. I'm willing to bet that there is/are port(s) that need to be forwarded through for it to work. Easy to set up but I can't read any of the documentation or most of the search results I get on google.

It's not a big deal, because I don't watch tv a lot. But it just bugs me because I ought to be able to fix it. I'll keep looking for answers - or look at drilling a hole through the wall from the garage into the house. (The modem is in the garage.)

Which makes me wonder - what if I could isolate the coax that goes to the living room. If I could move the modem in there, I could fix the problem pretty easily.

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  • by Chacham (981) *

    translate.google.com to translate those webpages

    • I do - but the Hungarian isn't the best. But beyond that I have a hard time sorting results or even figure out search terms. Modern tech does make it much, much easier than it was even just a short time ago - but I still need to gain some proficiency in Hungarian I think.

      • by Chacham (981) *

        Good luck to ya.

        Just keep posting in English. :)

        • That wont stop. The biggest hurdle I face to learning Hungarian is the fact that I'll workin English and use English at home. If I needed to use Hungarian every day, much of the day, I think it would come a lot quicker.

          • by Chacham (981) *

            Yeah, getting by in English does make it a lot harder. I've had that myself.

            Now i'm curious to know what works, after it does. :)

      • by ncc74656 (45571) *

        I do - but the Hungarian isn't the best.

        Your hovercraft isn't full of eels? :-)

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