Technical difficulties

Sorry for the silence. I get my internet through the same company that gives us our cable TV. Last week, Mr. Bookworm ordered High Definition service, which requires a new box. The box never came, but they disconnected us from Turner Classic Movies, which is really the only channel I ever really watch.

Yesterday I finally got around to calling the ISP, and the service department discovered that the box had gotten lost and that they’d shut down some of our premium service. I got a promise that the box would go in the mail and the assurance that my TCM would return — which it did.

Today, however, I had no internet connection. It turned out that, when the ISP re-sent the box order, it also reset my account, putting my internet into hibernation. I’ve got internet again, but now my router isn’t working — with a resuscitated internet, my router reset itself, and lost all its codes. I’ll save that problem for a little later in the day, since Mr. Bookworm is the wireless user and he won’t be home for hours.

Only 8:00 my time and I already feel wrung out!

Be Sociable, Share!

Comments

  1. Ymarsakar says

    At least neighbors are illegally jacking into the cable and creating bandwidth problems with your net service.

    Your router should have a dynamic DNS look up ability or wizard. Usually simply restarting the router has it look up the new WAN data, unless one has a specific IP or DNS number affixed to the router.

Leave a Reply