A violent thunderstorm moved through our area Wednesday night, knocking out power for several hours. When it finally came back on, our internet connection was gone. A call to AT&T tech support was fruitless, so they sent a technician out to investigate. Turns out my DSL modem apparently got blitzed in the storm. So — a trip to CompUSA to pick up a new modem/wireless-router combo unit, a few minutes to hook it up, and presto, we’re back on line.
This may have been a blessing in disguise. The connection speed with the new unit appears to be faster, and the wireless connectivity with the other PCs in the house appears to be more stable.
Technology is so beautiful when it works.