Monday, June 15, 2009

Dodgy Satellite Stuff

Well, the old 'broadband' appears to be leaning towards the unreliable. Signal drops in and out. It got bad enough tonight I went through four iterarations of the whole 'modem off, computer off, long pause, restart, try sending again' routine before it finally went out okay.

I called the techies. They reckon the signal strength isn't what it should be, and they've scheduled a maintenance visit. That won't happen for a few days at least, since there's some gear that has to come from Melbourne. In the meantime, it's anybody's guess as to what kind of connection I'll have. Probably none.

If you don't hear from me for a while, you know why.


  1. May the data gremlins flee your abode.

  2. mmm, I fear , that somebody should be living in fear, fear of the service not quite living up to expectations, fear of retribution, wrath and possibly

  3. I fear the worst. My EsN0 is now down to 3.4 from a maximum of 12. Do I know what an EsN0 is? No. But the techie I got on the phone the other night was concerned. Mind you, he didn't know what an EsN0 was either... but he knew it should be at least 6 out of 12. And when I was talking with him it was 4.90... 3.40 is clearly unacceptable. Clearly!