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  • #718
    digitaltopia
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    So I was sitting here, playing a game yesterday, when all of a sudden “Connection Interrupted” flashed up on the screen. “Ah, stupid game,” I thought, and exited, and then tried to check my e-mail. My e-mail program wasn’t connecting to the server, so I glanced down at my modem, and the connection was gone.

    It seems like the modem can find that the cable’s attached, but it can’t find the signal. I called the cable company and they couldn’t find any problems with the network, so they’re sending a guy out, but not until Thursday.

    Also, there’s a box on the edge of my property that the cable company installed, so I think it has something to do with the cable Internet, and it looks like someone whacked it with their car, so I’m not sure if that’s the problem or not. So the Internet’s going much slower for me now for the next few days. I miss my cable Internet..

    #9962
    Bing
    Participant

    Yeah calling the cable company when your computer acts up is almost as helpful as calling the dentist when your butt itches

    I feel your pain ‘topia

    #9950
    Version3
    Keymaster

    I hate cable internet… I like DSL much better, but I really miss my FiOS connection at the house.

    #9954
    Newman
    Participant

    Dial-up man, its the way to go!

    What the fuck am I saying, free school internet for me!!

    #9956
    djohnson
    Participant

    Verizon is putting FiOS in my street as we speak. I’m supposed to be at 15Mbps by the end of the year!

    Yay Me!

    #9951
    Bucho
    Participant

    In my country the internet is delivered to each home free of charge by specially trained army ants.

    - Women sense my power and they seek the life essence.

    #9958
    Pa-ul
    Participant

    The French are supposed to be lucky on the cable speed front.

    I think they have 100/1gig connections. 😯

    I want one now, but I ain’t moving to France.

    Curly bread for Breakfast (Croissants, just remembered) and lots of wine and Champagne. 💡

    Champagne is used for celebrating. 😀


    If it doesn’t work, jam a screwdriver in there and jiggle it about.

    #9961
    YouFollowMe
    Participant

    The French are cool with their damn high speed connection, but they still got some crappy things in their county. Like hairy women, and French people.

    #9959
    digitaltopia
    Participant

    I’ve been checking my cable connection periodically throughout the day just to make sure, and it was down all yesterday, then today when I got up this morning, it was back up again. Then at about 2:40 p.m. it went back down again, but came back up again about a minute or two later, and seems to be working for now.

    I’ve started keeping a log of everything that happens so when I call them tonight they can add the new notes to my account for the technician to bring with him when he comes over tomorrow.

    #9953
    rob
    Participant
    YouFollowMe? wrote:
    The French are cool with their damn high speed connection, but they still got some crappy things in their county. Like hairy women, and French people.

    That’s wrong. But extremely funny.

    #9960
    digitaltopia
    Participant

    The technician came today. He checked my line and said the signal was good. He said sometimes the modems can just lock up and need to be restarted. Also, last week one of the main fiber lines was cut, and the network went down, and he says that with the network down and the modem continually searching for a connection, that can confuse it a bit. He also said that when you turn a modem off and on a lot, that can confuse it too, and I’ve been unplugging mine every night. He said that it’s best to just leave the modem plugged in all the time, and if I leave mine plugged in all the time, the problems should smooth themselves out and everything should be back to normal.

    #9955
    djohnson
    Participant

    I call bullshit on that. Sounds like a technician who doesn’t know how to solve a problem and blames it on you. There is no way that unplugging a modem should “confuse” it…That’s ridiculous.

    #9963
    stealth1290
    Participant

    well you see it’s all part of the accoutrements. I would also check the callipygian. yes they’re real words look em up.

    #9957
    Pa-ul
    Participant
    digitaltopia wrote:
    he says that with the network down and the modem continually searching for a connection, that can confuse it a bit. He also said that when you turn a modem off and on a lot, that can confuse it too.

    I’m surprised he did’nt say stand behind the door then run out while it’s not looking, that can confuse it. 😀


    If it doesn’t work, jam a screwdriver in there and jiggle it about.

    #9952
    rob
    Participant
    digitaltopia wrote:
    He also said that when you turn a modem off and on a lot, that can confuse it too, and I’ve been unplugging mine every night.

    You could have said, “Yeah, that would be confusing — like math to a retard.”

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