Good morning all.
Our company is not large enough for a full time IT guy, so we contract it out. I got a call from the office manager to bring in my laptop for some needed work. Laptop is an older Dell Inspiron 1520 running XP Pro with 1 gigabyte of RAM (Yeah, I know…)
What I was told was that the laptop had to be configured to the same domain as our server in order to allow me to be able to log in and send back ups to the server. I would only be able to do this at the office and not from the field.
Essentially, the IT guy copied all of my information and data, and created a new user on my laptop. He supposedly pasted all of my data and programming into this new user, and this is what I am to use to log in to my laptop. My old admin account is still there, and I can log into it but all of the data has been moved to the new user. So far, only about two thirds of the programming I use every day is working like it did before.
Now, my wireless only works at the office. I booted up at home to get my email, and my laptop said it was connected with excellent signal strength but none of my browsers will connect. I have tried to connect from two different client sites with the same result. My wireless indicator says I am connected but I am still unable to connect to the internet.
Perplexing. WTF did this guy do to my laptop?