Friday, December 19, 2008

I am back!

Boy, this DSL changeover thing has not been the easiest!

First off, my new ISP service was supposed to start on December 10th. It was just turned on yesterday, December 18th. Somehow, and I don't think that it's a coincidence, I no longer get a dial tone on my phone line! I think Verizon screwed something up when they turned on the DSL. Thank God for cell phones; as the earliest that I can get a technician to come out to the house won't be for another 4 days or so.

Now I have to figure out how to get Echolink to work again. Going through the DSL modem, I can't connect even to the EchoTest server. Something is wrong and I think it's going to take a while to figure it out.

You gotta love technology!

73 de Larry W2LJ

1 comment:

Kenneth Finnegan said...

If you have internet connectivity, yet still can't get to most websites/servers/etc, it kind of sounds like a DNS problem. ISPs are pretty notorious for having poor quality DNS servers. A few times when I'm having problems, just setting opendns (.com) as my DNS server solved my problem. They have very good instructions on their site as to how to manually set your DNS server.