December 02, 2012
My iphone was having all sorts of problems sending and receiving messages whether I was using the wifi or the cell system (even after doing a restart). There was too much lag time on my regular computers when browsing the net. It just wasn't right.
So this morning I decided to reboot all the network devices. Because my days are not exciting enough.
The network stuff entails just a little bit of work in my house. Unplug the cable modem, unplug the wireless router, go upstairs, contort oneself behind the sofa, unplug the cell phone mini-tower and it's wireless connector. Then go back and start plugging them back in - in order. Let them each cycle through the restart procedure and it works... or not.
Yes, it's always good heart exercise to see that message telling you the router does not see the internet".
What? All the lights are up and good to go. What's up? Trying to connect directly to the modem is also a no go.
Ended up having to restart the modem a couple of times. Then the wireless connector for the mini-tower refuse to start at all. It's totally dead.
I can hear Bones saying it now:
"It's dead Jim!"
Luckily I had an exact duplicate of the wireless connector for the mini-tower. (thank you credit card points that were burning a hole in my pocket and saying "use me now before they change their mind and take them away!")
Eventually, after much quick thinking of "where can I buy a new..." and "I wonder how much this will cost to replace..." and "how soon can I get hold of this stuff???". I had the network back up and online. It's running MUCH better.
I do need to buy a new wireless connector as a backup for my cell phone mini-tower. Just in case the current connector decides to take a nose dive too.
Ah the joys of home networks. Considering this is a tiny home network, if you extrapolate this problem to world wide large networks, it's a wonder the internet works at all. Ever.
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