Still No ‘Net
Well the cable “technician” has been over. The equipment has been installed. The verdict? “It just won’t work.”
Apparently the cable wiring in our apartment was a prototype coax used back in the Mesozoic Era and simply won’t transmit the signal from the cable box 20 feet away. Now no one can decide who’s responsible for fixing said cable and how/what should be fixed. I’ve talked to the landlord twice and the cable company twice (if only they’d talk to each other) to no avail.
So right now we have one jack in the place that’s functional. We can either watch cable TV, or have the internet. But not both. Use a splitter you say? Nope, then they both don’t work. Buy an amplifier you say? Works for the TV, but not for the internet. Which would be great if we wanted to run a 25 foot cable across the carpet from the bedroom to the living room.
So for now I’m up a creek with out a paddle paying for a service I can only halfway use. Tomorrow I’ll bitch more and see if it does any good.