Still here…just changing ISPs again

I haven’t been blogging for a few days because I finally succumbed to the blandishments of Adelphia and signed up for cable access to the internet.

I am very glad I did. Cable access appears to be approximately twice as fast as DSL in this location, and at this time.

The only downside, and there always is one, is that my router is proving to be intractable and will not recognize the new modem. This means that for the time being, only one of our household computers will be able to enjoy the blazing speed of our new cable connection!

In addition, the router is now in a complete snit about being pushed and shoved into a forced introduction with the new modem. It has decided that it won’t work with any modem at all and has gone on a long tea-break. Thankyouverymuch!

So, we have one computer surfing at breakneck speed and the others are sitting at home idly twiddling their Ethernet connections. To preserve domestic tranquility, I have given Gretchen the working internet connection, since I am in the shop much of the time.

I cannot find the documentation for this router, since my office filing is what my wife calls non-functional which is a polite way of calling it a shambles, so I will have to get very bright and figure out a work-around to get all of the computers back on-line as soon as possible.

Being off-line for any length of time plays hob with my blogging and my on-line ordering of supplies. It is a shock to realize how my computer use has transformed from stand-alone mode a few years ago to almost complete on-line use of the computer.

Hopefully, I will be able to sooth the router tomorrow so it resumes its former state of usefullness. Otherwise, it will be pitched into the dumpster and I will be off to Staples for a new one.

Hope you will all have a great weekend.

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