My new I-Pad is NOT connected to my modem after all. I was fooled by it's willingness to play games when it has no internet and it is only when I need to buy something at the Apple Store that it needs an internet connection. When this happens I still have the hotspot to connect me so all is not lost but I have spent inordinate amounts of time trying to get it connected to my computer modem.
Just in case people are reading this and beaming me messages to look under the modem for the password - I have done that and tried every combination of letters and numbers on the bottom and have even gone to the modem's webpage where I found that the generic password is 'admin' - that doesn't work either. So all I can do now is wait until Techie can find the time to come and connect it or abandon him and find someone else to find the magic word (and no - "please" wouldn't work although I haven't actually tried it).
Tomorrow I am looking forward to a day when I have nothing at all planned - the first for weeks - and I have a sinking feeling that my conscience will prompt me to get the floors and windows cleaned.
One of my clients brought her computer in today and it turns out that she has Win 8.1 but I was unable to connect her to the internet and have a strong suspicion that she has a dial-up connection. Anyway, the computer is pretty useless as it has no editing, no minimising or closing pages, nothing!! She uses it to play solitaire and that is about all it is good for. I suggested that she have it sorted by a technician but she says that she can't afford that so I have offered to teach her Win 10 and she can use her library's computers. However, the receptionist has given her the name of one of the other teachers who is an IT specialist and I am hopefully that he will take her on and sort her out.