October 4, 2006 at 12:26 am #718
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..October 4, 2006 at 12:35 pm #9962BingParticipant
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 ‘topiaOctober 4, 2006 at 2:38 pm #9950Version3Keymaster
I hate cable internet… I like DSL much better, but I really miss my FiOS connection at the house.October 4, 2006 at 4:01 pm #9954NewmanParticipant
Dial-up man, its the way to go!
What the fuck am I saying, free school internet for me!!October 4, 2006 at 4:40 pm #9956djohnsonParticipant
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!October 4, 2006 at 7:10 pm #9951BuchoParticipant
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.October 4, 2006 at 7:42 pm #9958Pa-ulParticipant
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.October 4, 2006 at 8:16 pm #9961YouFollowMeParticipant
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.October 4, 2006 at 8:48 pm #9959
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.October 4, 2006 at 9:28 pm #9953robParticipantYouFollowMe? 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.October 6, 2006 at 3:52 am #9960
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.October 6, 2006 at 5:03 pm #9955djohnsonParticipant
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.October 6, 2006 at 7:42 pm #9963stealth1290Participant
well you see it’s all part of the accoutrements. I would also check the callipygian. yes they’re real words look em up.October 6, 2006 at 8:42 pm #9957Pa-ulParticipantdigitaltopia 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.October 6, 2006 at 8:54 pm #9952robParticipantdigitaltopia 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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