Hello World, and it’s so nice to be able to write that! Since around 2:00 A.M. Tuesday morning my Internet connection has been “timing out” … that is my modem sends out a request to open up to my server and it hits up against a sort of electronic rubber wall and pings back to me. So like a mad thing … the signal bounces bank and forth with the obvious result that I couldn’t connect to the Internet.
After waiting patiently to see if the problem would resolve itself, I called my server and spoke to one of their technicians. This is usually a frustrating process since they tell me to reconfigure my modem … and maybe my modem isn’t working etc. Of course they also tell me that they can’t see me (maybe because I’m not connected to Internet) anyway the long and the short is … eventually it comes back by itself. This time the guy really seemed to know what he was doing .. did some looking into the chronological history of my connections and saw that from 2:00 A.M. my modem kept connecting and disconnecting. He ran a few more tests and said that the connection was timing out ..and that he’d send a ticket to have it fixed.
The problem with my connection is that my server does not have their own lines and depend on Telecom Italy to serve their clients … and Telecom Italy have old lines and give priority to their own clients. That’s why my connection is slow and why there’s little that my server can do to better my service. But at least they can protest if my line isn’t working at all.
Now my modem connects to the Internet, the connection is just as bad as it was before but it does connect. (As I’m writing the connection just fell again, I’d opened a second tab on my browser and down came this house of cards, sigh). So, if all goes well, I’ll be able to post, but will keep having problems opening tabs, reading other people’s work and commenting.
Ciao … Bastet.