Home again but no internet - The online computery journal thingy of a turtle
Oct. 1st, 2008
10:28 am - Home again but no internet
Logged on right now at the cafe at Borders in the Galleria. Still no internet at home, obviously.
So let's see... Saturday evening, the power finally came on at home, so I packed up and left Glenn's. When I got home, I discovered that the cable and internet were both down. So, I moved from a house with lights, A/C, internet and TV to a house with lights and A/C but not the other two things. Not really an improvement.
Last night, the cable finally came back on, which is good as it means I'll be able to watch Mythbusters tonight; I won't have to miss it or go back to Glenn's and surprise-impose on his hospitality again.
But the internet's still not working. I tried unplugging the modem and router and shutting down the computer, and powering them all back up. The "ready" and "sync" lights on the modem came on, and the "recv" light is blinking, but the "enet" and "send" lights remain dark. However, we did figure out why the speakers keep making that clicking noise; it's caused by the router's wireless signal somehow.
Mom tried calling Comcast, but as it was after business hours, she couldn't talk to a person. But she got to the part where they'll send a refresh signal to the modem, and opted for that. She told me it would take about 20 minutes to work. Sadly, 20 minutes later, it hadn't worked.
So here I am at the cafe at Borders again. Unfortunately, the hurricane charity period is over, and the wi-fi here is no longer free; it's $9.99 for a day pass, which fortunately I can afford. But I guess my next step is to stay at home during the day someday and talk to tech support. The problem may be something they'll have to send a technician out to the house to fix.
The snag there is that my mom is very busy this week dealing with all the financial and legal rigmarole following the death of my dad, which she had to put off while we lost power after the storm. And I have to help her. So I may not even be able to try to fix anything until sometime next week.
This sucks. I WANT MY INTERNET BACK, DAMMIT.