Internet is on the fritz.

They must be doing “upgrades” somewhere in the neighborhood because every morning my internet practically doesn’t work.  It’ll be up for 30 seconds real slow, then down for 5 or 10 minutes.  REALLY annoying since I’m such an internet junkie.

It seems to work fine by the time I get home from work, but I hope it doesn’t get any worse.  We ditched our cable a while back to save some extra scratch, and if the internet is down, there’s not much to do.  I have taken Final Fantasy XII back up in the mornings and am enjoying it even more than the first time I started it.  So it’s not all bad.  Just if you’re paying for something to work you expect it to work, ya know!

I crave internet!!!!

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Posted on December 6, 2007, in Annoyances, Tech. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. I agree! It’s something we take for granted until all of a sudden it isn’t there. Heck, I really don’t do anything earth shaking, but if I couldn’t sit and do crossword puzzles I’d be all thrown off of my daily routine!

  2. Well the guy is supposed to come out tomorrow and check to see if there’s a problem with their line. And if their line is fine and its a problem in the house they’re going to charge me $35 for making them come out when its not their problem. Oh well I guess. Not much else I can do.

  3. Welp, he came over this morning did some checks and turns out the modem was bad. Apparently my modem came from a “bad batch” back in 2005, so they replaced it for free! Woo hoo!

    It must have been slowly getting worse and worse, because man, the internet is so much faster now! Can’t believe what I’ve been missing out on!

  4. I love getting online at your house! This dial up is a hassle. Next time you guys are coming out remind me to get on the ball and get everything I need for a dsl hook up so you can get it set up when you are here. PLEASE! I keep forgetting til you are here and then it’s too late!

  5. well i will warn you about Ucoms DSL it sucks … its not much improvement over dial up in my professional opinion … oh sure the downloads are faster when the web filters that ucom has running decided to actually let you surf the internet. pages fail to load half the time i find my self switching between IE7 and firefox because one day the page will load in firefox the next wont load in anything but IE … then you get the awesome internal error 500 …. god do i love that error….. that error means the web filters that ucom is using to filter everyones internet traffic decided “meh … that none of the sites on the internet pass the web filter rules”.. effectively blocking you from the internet but you are still connected to ucom and can surf the ucom site if you want.

    ever since they switch over to PPoE (turns highspeed internet into dialup so the isp can monitor your internet traffic) Ucom DSL sux. the only reason i can get around these stupid web filters is because the months i spent studying about proxy servers and data encryptions … i found secrets to hacking you self around those things.

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