An AT&T data comm technician arrived today a little after 2pm. I was told the line wouldn’t support the “Elite” speed of 6 Mbps, which was one of the reasons why my connection “broke.”
After a phone call and restoring my account to the “Pro” speed of 3 Mbps, all was well. Sort of.
My modem wouldn’t connect, but his spare modem would. I can’t complain. It gave me about 11 years.
I had to order a standard DSL modem from AT&T, which should arrive by Thursday. Lame.
Fortunately, Chris Lin had a backup one[1. Specifically a 2Wire HomePortal 1000HG, which has a built in wireless router]. I drove to his place to pick it up, chatted for a bit, and accepted a few brownies[2. “I have half a pan of brownies left over and I’m starting on a cheesecake recipe. What to do…” via Twitter] before going home. Thanks man!
I won’t use his DSL modem permanently. I have a Linksys WRT54GL router[2. Flashed with DD-WRT] I’d prefer to use. Plus, Chris told me that the built-in wireless router in the 2Wire DSL modem/router isn’t good.
Although it was pretty stupid having to wait a week, it’s good to be connected at home again.