Of Course: The Home Network Edition

You know when you're trying to save money and yet you spend more than ever? Well that's where I am right now.

Having just got the XBox and the 50 feet of Ethernet cable required to set it up on the network, my home network melts. Figuratively.

So after days of Bell tech support to India (nothing against out sourcing, if we'd work for as little as them we'd still have jobs) a technician came to the house.

He discovered a short somewhere in the house phone system and separated it from the DSL. It might have something to do with the previous owner adding additional jacks throughout the home himself.

The modem was tested and found to be working fine. That meant that the 5 year old wireless B router had packed in. Bell offered me one of their home network routers, but I'd lose my old grandfathered unlimited account, pay more and have to wait till late next week to receive it in the mail.

So after a quick run to BestBuy, purchasing a new Linksys router and a few hours digging around my connection settings (router and desktop) everything seems to be working fine. For now. Who's the patron Saint of home networks again?

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6 thoughts on “Of Course: The Home Network Edition”

  1. its the same all over the world i've had problems with Cisco Linksys ADSL modem routers and just replacing them with Netgear ones has fixed the problem ! maybe just any "change" is enough !

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