Well...the internet is fixed but the connection is so slow we might as well be on dial up.— Gigi (@gigirambles) October 18, 2017
There is only TWO of us on the internet...so WHY is the connection SO slow?!— Gigi (@gigirambles) October 24, 2017
Now, it seems, I am the ONLY ONE in the house using the internet and yet it continues to buffer...#rage #seriously #shameless— Gigi (@gigirambles) October 25, 2017
As you can surmise, the internet has been HORRIBLE around here. Well, during a conversation with a service tech (which was probably the BEST interaction I have EVER had with this company! They must have seen my tweets about my previous contacts with their service techs, and fixed the issue. That's MY theory anyway), he mentioned that we should move from the DSL line to fiber - that it would probably solve all of our problems. And, even better, it would cost about what we are currently paying.
So, after those last two tweets, we bit the bullet and set up a service call for today. It was determined that since The Husband was taking today off anyway that he would arrange to be home when they arrived to hook us up to what is, hopefully, some kind of magical cure for our internet woes.
So I swanned off to work (and, I must admit, resenting it just a touch that he was still in bed) and thought nothing more about it. Until, I received a call from The Husband telling me that the guy was going to set up the new fangled system where the old one was. He also said something about drilling a hole in the floor - but I was distracted because work and said fine. This is part of the huge, tactical mistake I mentioned earlier.
The Husband and the tech looked at the area and neither one thought, "This might be an issue..." because, they don't think like I do. And this is what I came home to...
|"What?" I can hear you asking. "Other than that mess of wires |
from the old router, it looks fine!"
What you can't see is that this is THE first thing I see when I walk into the closet/dressing room/whatever. Had I known that THIS was what the finished product was going to look like, I would have suggested that they place it behind the chair in the room. Now, I'm sure once I clean up all the old routers and wires it won't be as big of an eyesore but it will still be a prominent feature in the room. And I have no one to blame but myself. On the plus side, if I rearrange the entire room, I may be able to minimize it's prominence.
So far, two hours later, the internet speed and connectivity is amazing - so if that continues, obviously the placement will not be an issue at all. But since I'm currently the only one online, the true test will come when we are all home and all connected. *fingers crossed*