I woke up in the morning but was too tired to get out of bed, so I thought I’d check my email on my Pocket PC. I got an error message that the mail server was not responding. I was able to wirelessly synchronize to my desktop PC, so I didn’t think it was my wireless network’s problem.
Finally, I got out of bed, and found that my DSL connection had been down for hours. I thought, ugh, but at least I have dial-up as back-up. I tried to connect with my modem and instead of getting that annoying shrieking sound, I got a cackle sound and an error messsage. I tried again. Same thing. I picked up my landline phone… no dialtone!
I checked my wire’s connection to my jack. They looked fine.
I called the company techline. The short story is that the phone company tech has to come over to look at the line. Fortunately, I pay a monthly fee so I don’t get a huge bill when someone comes over to look at the line.
Shucks, it sucks not to have internet. I’m suffering withdrawal. I can check some of my email messages on my cell phone at least, but there are so many things that I can’t do now. My TV listings can’t get downloaded. I can’t figure out how to convert wav to wma files. I can’t listen to or watch launch.com. I can’t download album info on a CD that I’m playing. I can’t work on my website because I’m using PHP, which is server-side code and I can’t see how my pages will look without uploading up to my server.
The repairperson is scheduled to come by on Wednesday… 2 more days without internet at home. :dunno: