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my internet connection keeps flaking out, so I'm going through the… - almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea
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dakegra
dakegra
my internet connection keeps flaking out, so I'm going through the plusnet fault checker. Answered all their questions, and now they want to test my connection. I get this message:

Please confirm the following:

* Your broadband hardware is powered-up and plugged in
Unless your hardware is powered up and connected, the checks will fail. If you are not able to set up your broadband connection right now, you can return to this point within 48 hours to begin the tests.
* You have disabled hardware and software firewalls
A firewall is a feature that blocks other Internet users from accessing your network. If you connect with a router, check the router settings to confirm that if it has a built-in firewall, it is currently disabled. If you are not sure, check the router documentation.


WTF? Are you drunk? Oh sure, I'll just switch off my firewalls. Hang on while I drop my pants and bend over too.

*starts looking for a new ISP*
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anonymous_greg From: anonymous_greg Date: November 10th, 2008 09:10 pm (UTC) (linky)
Oh sure, I'll just switch off my firewalls. Hang on while I drop my pants and bend over too.

*waits for firewalls to go down to take picture, using Dave's webcam, of Dave's bum, to be submitted to icanhascheezburger.com*
dakegra From: dakegra Date: November 10th, 2008 09:34 pm (UTC) (linky)
if you're not careful, I might just connect up the webcam...
anonymous_greg From: anonymous_greg Date: November 10th, 2008 09:34 pm (UTC) (linky)
*reconsiders ebhil plan*
lebeautemps From: lebeautemps Date: November 11th, 2008 09:56 am (UTC) (linky)
Who do you currently use?
dakegra From: dakegra Date: November 11th, 2008 09:58 am (UTC) (linky)
plus net. They've been fine for ages, it just seems to be since I got my new PC that it's playing up. Could be a couple of things - router is on the way out, or the USB wifi dongle thing really is a piece of crap (it was dirt cheap)}
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