Tuesday, May 08, 2007

A tangle of computer cables

from w
After the nagging of friends that they can't get us on the phone AT ALL TIMES we decided to go broadband. Well, the bill arrived before the modem arrived, but okay, now we are ALMOST in business. But the steps stalled and the modem won't connect and one of the lights won't go on! Three phone calls to the tech people got somewhere but not all the way. The last guy was very patient with me as I don't know the names of everything. He finally said that the problem is possibly with the telephone cable which is 15 metres long to the extension phone. (Five metres wound up on something I don't know the name of.) A sixteen year old lad got all the plug ins in the right spot but it won't work yet! So we are on dial-up until we try a 5 metre telephone cable and get two filters! I don't know why we bothered to change!

The drawing is of course not exactly technical - probably the cables are in the wrong sockets. Anyway it has been a very frustrating two days and we haven't solved it yet. They reckon it takes fifteen minutes to set up!
LATER after 9 p.m. Hoorah! This evening a friend came around, an expert in IT who works at Deakin Uni. and he did something mysterious to cables and plugs etc and the broadband now works! Even phone calls get through while on the net! Thank you Geoff!



Anonymous Karen said...

Hooray for broadband -makes all the difference in the world!

10:53 PM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Yes, the four lights are on and I don't have to kick the telephone occasionally as I had to a couple of days ago. People are actually ringing us on the phone now! But I still have cables all over the place.

3:19 AM  
Blogger Penny said...

happens all the time Wendy, and wait until you run out of megabites or whatever that you paid for!

8:46 PM  

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