Closet internet

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Everyone has to go ghetto every once in awhile.

Sunday when I got home my Internet quit working. When Internet quits working there are many points to check if there’s a router involved. First thing I always try is resetting everything. With no luck I tried looking at the router status for Roadrunner’s ip address. With an unrecognizable ip address and multiple resets I head to the closet with my laptop where all the equipment is. Before my place was built every room was pre-wired for gigabit to the master bedroom’s closet. After isolating the router, plugging directly into the cable modem with no success I finally made the call to Roadrunner. Total time I spent with Road Runner’s technicians and being on hold: 50 minutes. At end it did work, but after many DHCP renews. Content I disconnected and plugged the cable modem back into the wireless router. sigh.. I should have kept the technician on the phone, because it quit working again. After many resets and renews I gave up determined to storm into one of Time Warner’s stores first thing in the morning to swap cable modems. The Internet down is like a slow drain on my mood. An hour before I went to bed I decided to try one last time with the laptop and voila it worked again. It was time for a decision. I could either a) keep everything like it is until tomorrow when I swap out the modem or b) risk unplugging the laptop and plugging to the router. I conservatively chose “A” and for the rest of the night I was a closet Internet user. No matter how you word “I’m in the closet using the Internet” it never sounds right.

Conclusion: While I was on hold I Time Warner Roadrunner was experiencing outages in the Houston area. My cable modem’s DHCP would sit and wait for an ip address from Roadrunner until it finally gave up. This morning when I tried it a few times and everything seemed normal so I plugged into the router and everything was normal again.

3 Responses to “Closet internet”

  1. Helen Says:

    Will you be in a better mood when I come up this weekend for a visit?

  2. drew Says:

    awesome! that already made my week.. and i haven’t even been to work yet..

  3. jwu Says:

    come out of the closet andrew

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