Reason for not posting on Monday

I first noticed that the internet seemed to be quite slow, at around 8pm. Sites were taking a long time to load, pages were not being refreshed that type of thing. At about 8:45, after youngest could not load YouTube, I spotted that the connection light on my Sky router was showing the ‘no connection’ solid amber. I fired up the broadband set page, and started to plough through the trouble shooter. Actually, plough is not a good description. There were three options, to try, in order:

  1. turn off router for 10 minutes – nothing
  2. press reset – nothing again (by this time I’m thinking the router has gone)
  3. ring ‘Technical Support’

Well Mrs H rang, and as usual with these things was left holding for 25 minutes. After that time, we were told, that there had been a ‘country wide outage’ of the service we use. The usual guff, about ‘engineers working hard to fix the problem’, but that it should be up and running again, by the morning.

Youngest was very calm about this, which was very surprising, but it was a bit annoying. Strange, and maybe a little sad, how I have come to rely on it. Anyway, as I was shutting down, at around 11:50, I noticed the connection light was now showing ‘connection green’. Brought the youngest down and let him have YouTube for half an hour, and he went to bed happyish.

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2 thoughts on “Reason for not posting on Monday

  1. We are blessed with a 98 windows pc, with dial up at home, ( we await the collection to take it to the V&A museum !!! )
    So unfortunatley I only use at work, during breaks etc of course !
    I think the speed and availability is regulated though ….

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    1. Ahhhh the joys of Windows on a dial-up. To be fair, Win98 was a reasonable OS at the time. I had Win95 until about 4 years ago. Now that was fun on a dial up. We are paying through the nose at the moment, as BT has yet to unbundle our local exchange. Looks set for mid 2010, after that we should get it a really good price, and a faster speed. Tony

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