Saturday, 11 October 2008
My DSL internet died on Thursday for no apparent reason. It's not unusual to have an outage here but after 12 hours there still wasn't a single bit or a byte coming down the pipe. A call to the tech support helpless desk was as fruitful as watermelon patch in the Sahara.
Did you reset the modem?
Did you reset the computer?
Did you jiggle the cables?
Did you go to confession?
Well it all looks good at our end. Are you using the DSL modem we supplied?
- Nope - it doesn't have WIFI
Ah well we're not responsible then so you need to call the manufacturer of the wireless router.
- * SIGH! *
6 hours later after taking everything apart, disconnecting, unplugging, setting everything back to factory defaults and installing a spare replacement router, upgrading firmware, hacking, reconnecting and reconfiguring I was finally back online. The worst part is I'm still not sure what the hell was wrong. Not having internet did make me realise just how completely dependent I am on the internet - Sad but true!
Tags: speedy DSL, fibertel, argentina, telefonica, cable modem, wireless router, netgear, linksys
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