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Things I hate most about coming home from work to no internet connection - love like me ・ 日記
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Things I hate most about coming home from work to no internet connection
1. Having to make the decision of whether or not to powercycle everything or just call tech support. As a former employee of my ISP, I know that this solves the problem around 90% of the time. However, by the same token, I also know that if this doesn't solve the problem and I have to call tech support, I will be requested by whomever I get on the phone to powercycle everything. Again. And then when that doesn't work just like I knew it wouldn't because I just tried it, I'll be asked to unplug from my router and plug directly into the modem, and reset said modem. Which will cause even more problems because I have a PPPoE-default modem instead of the DHCP-default modem I should have (even though they're the ones who sent it to me, and they should have known better), which means that even with me telling them to hold on while I put the modem into DHCP mode and they're going to have to clear my MAC address in the line test, they will have no idea what I'm talking about (Seriously, once I had to tell someone from India exactly where to click in the line test interface to reset my MAC address... information I've unfortunately forgotten by now).

Which reminds me, while I'm sleeping today is probably a good time to set my router to use the same MAC address as my modem and leave everything turned off for a few hours to let it reset itself...
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