Thursday, May 31, 2007

On - off - on - off and on again

Calling Help Desk on TORsdag

This week I once again had to post from the office. The reason: No connection. I simply could not understand, while the Wireless status on my laptop said: Excellent connection and 100% signal strenght I still had no internet connection. Suspicious. Could it be too heavy trafic on this wireless connection?

This morning I called my provider. (They are closed in the evenings).

- Have you checked the xyz-light?
- No, I have not
- Do that - check if there is light on the XYZ-bulb.

Had to raise up and climp to the ceiling. No lights.

- No lights there, I said, when down to my cellphone again.
- Turn off the modem. Then turn it on again

I once again climbed to the ceiling. And did what I was told.
Went down again.

- Yes, I have turned it off and on again.
- Chech if there is light on the XYZ-bulp

Up again. No light.

Down again.

- No lights
- It can take a while

Up once more. Good traing for my balance, I thought. Rosa and Felicia were sure papa had gone crazy. They went away.

Suddenly a blink. And another. Yesss. It's light on the XYZ bulb.

- It's light there now.
- Try to connect
- Ok, I'll do
First try. Nothing happend but "Could not find...."
Second. Lucky me...
- I'm on the net. Thank you! But tell me, might the modem fell out from time to time like this?
- Yes, it does happen, so keep and eye on the XYZ-lamp.
- OK, I'll do. Thanks again.
Papa reading Questions for Anna and Solvi. More than 160 Questions. I think this was a song question - or an animal sound.Relaxing Rosa after I again was on the net. She layed down at my Toolbox. Next time I'm in trouble, she sure will help me out of it.

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20 Comments:

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Cats always find a new interesting spot to sleep. Mine snuggles into the stuffed bunnies I have on the bed!

May 31, 2007 2:19 pm  
Blogger Expat Traveler said...

lol - gotta laugh at the pics. I don't think we will have time to drive on highway until we are in California. We might do that one day, but there is lots of summer fog (always during this time of year), so we might steer clear of the cold weather....

Hope the on off situation clears up quickly!

We have warm weather finally.

May 31, 2007 5:00 pm  
Blogger Desert Diva said...

I'm glad you're online again. I love the photos!

May 31, 2007 5:35 pm  
Anonymous claudie said...

ouf! How could we live without internet? Many people have problems here with internet! Cats are our best friends in hard time!

May 31, 2007 11:10 pm  
Blogger Maribeth said...

Three years ago I had a problem and it took 10 days to discover that the provider did not have the correct modem number for my unit! I was truly angry! But since then, no problems!

June 01, 2007 12:42 am  
Blogger AL said...

:( Still having problems with the internet...

Well, hope it works out...

June 01, 2007 2:49 am  
Blogger Ex-Shammickite said...

If you have any more problems, just ask Rosa. She has control of the tool box, so she can fix that pesky XYZ light.

June 01, 2007 3:26 am  
Blogger Just Sharlene and My Spice Cats said...

Cats sleep in the weirdest places. I am sure Garlic would love sleeping on the tool box too.

June 01, 2007 3:32 am  
Blogger lime said...

oh the joys of technology, eh? glad it is up and running. hopefully you won't need to climb to check the xyz light again...

June 01, 2007 5:07 am  
Blogger TorAa said...

@ To all of you: Friday morning came, and no connections once again. The XYZ lamp was lightning - so I'll call the vendor again when I'm back from work. Grrrrr.

PS. I'll ask Rosa to fix the WLAN modem.

June 01, 2007 12:38 pm  
Blogger Joy Des Jardins said...

Oh Tor...it sounds like you are going crazy with the wireless. It can be so frustrating when you can't connect and you don't know what to do next. I just hope your vendor can figure it out for you...quickly. Good luck.

June 01, 2007 3:04 pm  
Blogger Melanie said...

My wireless connection does that ALL THE TIME!! I am always having to unplug it, wait, plug it back in, wait, and then I'm back online. It's quite frustrating!

Anywho- I'm here from Anyhowblogs to say- great job- you stumped us all on the Wordless Wednedsay Guess It!! What is a digger clow anyway?

June 01, 2007 3:27 pm  
Anonymous Captain Lifecruiser said...

What do you expect from the wire LESS connection ;-)

I think it's Rosa that does it, because she loves to watch you climb...

*giggles*

PS. I've done the eating out meme now and it was no easy task for this hungry monster!!!!!

June 01, 2007 4:56 pm  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

How very frustrating, TorAa....That kind of thing drives me nuts! (lol) I find things that one cannot count on are the most frustrating to me....like this little light situation...But, if that is all you have, I guess there is nothing you can do about it. I love your cats! Great picture of you and one of your little ones, too!

June 01, 2007 6:28 pm  
Blogger RennyBA said...

Tor, this reminds me of the time when I was the Support Manager in Mycron, the Norwegian Computer Company founded by our famous entrepreneur Lars Monrad Krohn. Every time they called for help, we asked if they could see the xyz-light LoL Glad you finely see the light now then!
When its dark again, I'm sure Rosa can help you out!
Form our vacation house in Sweden, me and Diane is wishing you a wonderful weekend. Welcome over in July:-)

June 02, 2007 1:44 am  
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June 02, 2007 2:48 am  
Blogger Tinsie said...

Could you put your modem closer to the floor?

Although I suppose you'll keep real fit with all that climbing up and down ;-)

June 02, 2007 9:32 pm  
Blogger Shionge said...

How frustrating but hope it's ok now :D

June 03, 2007 11:56 am  
Blogger Ginnie said...

I had to LOL over this post, Tor, because when we came home from Amsterdam on Friday, we had similar connection problems. And of course, we talk to two or more techicians who are in India, and eventually we get it figured out. This time, after all the time on the phone, we found out that our area was having a problem and it wasn't our own connection at all. SIGH!

But like the travail pangs of bearing a child, once we're connected, we forget all about the pain!

June 03, 2007 2:05 pm  
Blogger Fleur de Lisa said...

Tor, I know your frustration. I have had trouble like this in the past. The internet is such a good thing but only when it works without difficulty!

I am glad you are back online. Congrats to you and Anna on your trip in December. It sounds wonderful!

June 03, 2007 11:53 pm  

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