About 20 minutes ago we were doing our normal before meal net surfing when everything stopped. Seemed weird. I picked up the phone and no dial tone. I get suspicious, is the phone line and thus DSL repped off the house by a truck again? No. Maybe its the upgrade to the DSL I ordered? Sure enough a friendly Vicky from Windstream called. She wanted to check to make sure the phones work and that I ha my new modem. Well the phones work but I don't have the the modem. The upgrade wasn't scheduled until the 4th. Hmm, she says. She asks if my ISP is Iqlou. Yep. Welll I am screwed she says (in a much nicer way). But if the modem is not here by the time I get home tomorrow she will send someone over with it. Did it occur to them to check first? Was the phone call sort of cyber reach around? Now I am resorting to stealing my neighbors wireless from the only place I have signal. My front porch.
Well we finally got DSL back yesterday. Multitude of problems. Early switchover, misconfigured DSLAM and a bad DSL modem (supplied by the ISP). So after 4 trips from work home and two trips by Windstream and multible calls to the ISP (Iglou) we got it straightened out. And I still have some hair left.