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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Internet service provider fun!



I got a notification that my local Internet provider, a small company called Argent, was doing mandatory upgrades. Thought I'd get it out of the way right off. They said they could have a crew at my place Saturday at 1 p.m..

By 1:15 the company had a van and a bucket truck sitting outside. Of course, the dog went nuts because that's what she does when strange vehicles stop nearby. Good thing the service guy was comfortable around dogs. My poor mutt went crazy every time the guy had come into the house. I think the dog was bored and tried to make some excitement out of nothing.

They did good work. The system was up and running. Speeds are now about 10 times faster. I thanked them and they were on their way.

No problems with the laptop computers. My Roko device connected and played Netflix just fine. Then I tried to connect to the Internet with my cell phone. Nope. No way. The settings say it's connected but it doesn't work.

Just to confuse the matter there was a notification in the morning that the Android operating system needed to be updated. I hit the update button and forgot about it. Now I don't know if it's an update problem or WIFI problem. Nothing worse than trying solve problems for more than one variable.

Oh well. I guess the thing will be to go into town and see if the phone connects to other networks. If it doesn't the problem is in the phone. If it does then I have to call Argent and see what they can suggest.

Don't you just love modern technology?

-Sixbears

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    1. I just want to use technology -don't want to have to reinvent it every time.

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  2. At least they upgrade for you. Here, they just charge more money for the same terrible service. But it's the only Internet cable company that is in the area. No competition at all.

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    1. I'm lucky to have this company. The office people are friendly and know what they are doing. They tech service guys are good. I should have checked my phone connection before the guy left. If the phone connection problem is something on their end, they'll probably make good on it.

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  3. wait for the upgrade notification to upgrade yourself to be compatable with the new system

    ho, ho!

    Wildflower

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    1. Ho ho indeed.

      However, I got the problem sorted late this morning. Didn't even need to use a big rock.

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  4. I can't wait for the EMP !
    That's just how much I like this new high tech world.6

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    1. Have you read "The Pulse" by Scott B. Williams? It's got a big EMP, plus sailboats. Fun read.

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    2. Yes I have, and yes it was a good read !

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    3. Bet you enjoyed reading a story that took place in waters you've sailed yourself. I know I did.

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  5. Go to your wifi settings on your phone. Disconnect from your home network and tell you phone to "forget it". Then reconnect your phone.

    Odds are, your phone is still trying to connect to your network using the settings for the network before it was updated. When you tell your phone to forget the old settings and then reconnect, it will learn the new settings and you shouldn't have any problem.

    I'm not guaranteeing this will fix it, but there's a good possibility.

    Good Luck.
    Blind Ambition.

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    1. I tried that and it's good advice. In case the problem when away when I shut everything down and carefully rebooted everything in the correct order. That sorted it out.

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  6. Just found your blog and been reading your posts. Interesting stuff.

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