My Internet is broken…

In switching to new Internet service, my router died. I am almost back to functional, but not quite. After 8 hours of reconfiguring the entire home network, I’m going to bed.

I will do what is necessary to be back to normal by tomorrow. Period. Even if it means e-mailing the post to my phone and posting it from there.

Thanks for hanging around, and tomorrow there will be actual content in the post!

6 Responses to My Internet is broken…

  1. Teepee12 17 September 2013 at 3:25 am #

    Been there. It will be okay. Sleep and remember to breathe.

    • philosiblog 17 September 2013 at 5:25 am #

      Yep, I’m still OK, and still breathing. I know what you meant, but it was too good to let pass.

  2. tivrfoa 16 September 2013 at 10:48 pm #

    8 hours?! why did it take so long? =)

    • philosiblog 17 September 2013 at 5:24 am #

      Well, it took about four hours to convince myself that the router was, indeed, dying. It would work for a little bit, then stop. It had been working for years, and I just added a new modem, so that was the most likely culprit.

      Then I changed out for another router we had, but that was having other issues. That ate another hour or so.

      That left me short on options, so I spent some time thinking, and eventually devised a method of re-routing all the wired connections and changing to the modem’s wifi (instead of the wifi in the router). Then it took about two more hours to re-route the wires and get the IP addresses set to DHCP (many had been hard-numbered) and set the wifi passwords on all the mobile devices.

      I still have to update the repeater, which should keep the old wifi numbers for the TV’s and the Wii, yet still forward the packets to the new network. Or so I hope, it’s a sad little repeater, and I don’t know if it has that much capability (transferring between a pair of class C networks). If not, I’ll have to change the class C network for the on the modem to match the old router, so that everything plays nice.

      Basically, I’m trying to shoehorn a new solution into an old, cobbled together system, to minimize the amount of work I have to do, instead of doing a clean-sheet design using the tools and equipment presently available, which always takes longer, but it’s more fun this way.

      • tivrfoa 17 September 2013 at 12:06 pm #

        wow. a complex network for a home (or maybe my is too simple, only the notebook =). x tvs, y mobile phones, z pcs … hehe
        one quote with network xD
        “Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.” Jane Howard

      • philosiblog 18 September 2013 at 2:54 am #

        Yeah, well, I am an engineer, and a software guy who has had an IBM PC since before the PC/AT was invented. I’ve managed large clusters of Linux boxes on a factory floor, including setting up some of the boxes to run two network cards, so as to isolate test equipment from the backbone, so I have a little familiarity with the concepts. 8)

        Why make something simple when you can make it complex and WONDERFUL!?!?!?!?!?!!?

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