For those of you who read my post How To Deal With Internet Frustration the other day, you know that I’ve had problems with my Internet going out. Well, I must take back my threats to Charter Communications. Maybe.
For the last few days, my connection has went out only twice. And I think I know why.
I had a sort of epiphany the other day after trying to figure out how to get this whole connection problem fixed. So, I tested the connection without my TiVo hooked up (it’s wired and my computer is wireless). That worked for a day. The next day, I reconnected the TiVo, and 5 minutes later, my connection was lost.
The other time I lost connection was just a random event.
So, I’ve been testing the connection without the TiVo connected for about four days. Everything’s been working fine.
I haven’t tested all the variables yet though. It might not be my TiVo’s connection. It could be any wired connection. It could be a mixture of wireless and wired messing it up. I’ll need to test it with another computer and my X-Box 360.
When I lived here a couple of years ago, we always had problems. We were using a different router then. While using the router I have now at the last place I lived, we had two computers and two X-Box 360s connected to it. We only lost connection about once a week, which I think is reasonable.
So, I’m not letting Charter completely off the hook just yet. I still think it’s a problem with the service at this particular place. At least I’ve found a temporary solution. But, the TiVo has to be connected to know what time to record my TV shows.
I know this isn’t the most exciting thing to read about, but it’s all I’ve got tonight. I’ve updated Books In Bed with this week’s bestseller lists. Also, I finally uploaded Wordpress 2.1.2. The AJAX in my admin panel wasn’t working with 2.1.1 for some reason. I didn’t realize this until I saw how things worked on my Books In Bed admin panel. Everything’s working great now.
Anyone else been having difficulties with the Internet lately?