Wednesday, November 16, 2005

I...n.......t....e...r.....n...e..............[time out error]

That’s the way the internet has been rolling around these parts for the last couple of days. So with a morning free today I tackled the job of trying to get it fixed. I called HomeStar, but to my surprise they have a new underling working there called Mike. He asked if I did everything possible, and I already had. The problem stumped him... well I guess I should explain the problem...
The problem started Sunday afternoon, the internet went out, which isn't all that surprising, since it does that about once a month here. Anyways, I tried to fix it, but to no avail. I figured that it would fix itself in the morning. Well it did, sort of. I could connect to the internet, but at a very very very slow speed, as in, it would take 30 seconds to load the front page for Google, and all other pages would time out. Also I could connect through Y! Messenger, which made it that much more frustrating since that meant that the internet was working to some degree. So the internet has been like that since Monday morning.
Anyways, so i called up Mike, and he had no idea what was going on, he called HomeStar, and he said it was spyware and to bring the computer down there. I knew it wasn't spyware, so I left the council of them without a solution.
I got fed up and almost resorted to reformatting my hard drive, which I really don't want to do. But before I reformatting I pulled out my compy and disconnected everything that didn't need to be plugged in, and I gave the cable modem un-split cable access. Guess what? The internet worked. Bah!

It turns out that the latest Internet outage messed up my splitters, so I had to go find a configuration that works for the internet and the TV and the same time. Now, I HAD done this before, because the splitter almost always is the problem, but I had tried to fix it during the K-State internet outage, and so I had thought that wasn’t gonna work this time... Ah, I like spending 4 hours to get something really simple done... :P

Oh, well I guess I at least got my files backed up for the seemingly inevitable reformat of the hard drive, and I did figure it out on my own.. I guess that is a plus. Oh well, I need to eat some lunch so I can be off to school. You get a cookie if you read through this whole post (and it doesn't count if you read this part first and then read the post ^_^).

Ah the joys of the internet.

4 comments:

mary said...

You should do wireless.. i find it less frustrating and very mobile :D

The Math Ninja said...

Good Job Shannon. I was so excited when I read that I get a cookie that my jaw dropped and my oral demucullent fell out! yay cookie!!

Clia Toris said...

Darn - everywhere I go I get cookies.

Braveharte said...

Mmm... cookie cookie cookie cookie starts with c.