Pomgonewalkabout wrote:...Okay so here I am an ex Pom living in Australia and the only internet service I have is wireless with wait for it....8GB a month in bandwidth because I live in a rural area but hey the peace solitude and wildlife makes up for it.
So this is the reason I buy noobs because if I download Rasparian it takes over an hour and uses about 1gb of bandwidth or more.
Maybe my problem is using noobs?
Your problem is buying NOOBS. You're obviously getting an old version, because the latest versions of NOOBS (1.9.2) and Raspbian Jessie (2016-05-27) both have all you need for WiFi, Bluetooth and the SD Card Copier.
is 1.29 GB (1,393,896,178 bytes)
is 0.99 GB (1,069,603,428 bytes)
Downloading with a torrent might be faster, but it will use more data.
Look for another seller, or contact the one you bought it from and ask for the latest version (you definitely got an old one).
Ask family or friends with better Internet to download it for you.
Or maybe there is another forum member in Australia that could help you out (yea, I know, it's a very big place, but you never know...)?
My mind is like a browser. 27 tabs are open, 9 aren't responding,
lots of pop-ups...and where is that annoying music coming from?