It was the 3rd time in 10 days...."the Internet is down again."
Wow, I think, the whole thing? Did IANA call you first? **wink wink**
I down a bowl of Sugar Smackz and throw on a polo shirt. Dadgummed power must have been off for too long, I KNEW I should have gone for a bigger UPS...
Sound familiar? Guess what, if you're running a net on a Toshiba Cable Modem, it may become REAL FAMILIAR, real soon...
Case in point: The above call really happened. And it was not the UPS, it was the router. Now I'm not talking about a multi-hundred-$ Cisco, just a typical "soho" gateway/router, in this case a LinkSys BEFSR41. It had been running fine for months, and had just started to act up in the last 90 days. However, it was not yet a year old, so it shouldn't be hardware failure, should it?
I'll spare you most of the gory details. We had to do lots of work - phone calls, phone calls, phone calls; web search after web search ... finally LinkSys Tech Support asked about our network configuration. "You have what kind of modem? A Toshiba? What Model? PCX 1100? --- Ah, that modem is incompatible with our router. It sends too much voltage through the Ethernet cable..."
I ask if they've talked about this with Toshiba. I mean, aren't there standards for this sort of thing?... "Well, we are negotiating..." Hmmm, negotiating. Well there's a word for you. I hang up. I just got a D-Link DI-604, not half the box that the LinkSys was. Maybe God wants me to learn more about natd...
Non cisco, caveat emptor!!
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