Sunday, 29 January 2012

Short Lived ADSL

I have been going on and on about my ADSL for weeks now, struggling without Internet Connection and finally a Technician came out on Thursday and fixed the line, but the splitter for my router was hit by lightning or burnt out and now my router is broken. A router I bought from Mweb in June 2011, when I converted to ADSL, the biggest mistake I made. Fortunately, when the splitter burnt it did not set alight anything else in my office, causing everything to burn down. After all my budgies are in my office and a fire could have spread through out the house and property. I don't know when it actually burnt out, considering it first went down during a storm on the 8 January 2012, then worked after a technician came out to fix it on the 12 January 2012, but had no access to my property as they were meant to phone first to let me know they were coming, because I was not at home and they did not bother. It then went down again on the 13 January 2012 and has been down ever since. It burnt out at some stage and I am now very reluctant to buy another router and go through the same frustrations that I have had with Telkom and Mweb since June last year. Having no line and Internet connection at least 15 times in 6 months. Baring in mind I have had my Telkom land-line for at least 12 or 13 years. At first I thought it was 10 years, but thinking back, it is definitely much more than 10 years and during those ten years if my phone line was down three times it was a lot. My home land-line, which comes from the same pole has not been down once during the time that I converted the other line to ADSL and it has also hardly ever been down in the years that I have had it, like 15 years. There is no doubt that converting it to ADSL is the problem. Now I need to find another means for Internet. Either going the Neotel route, which is Fibre Optic, but fairly new and I don't know how good they are, although you do get a free router when signing with them, whereas if I stay with Mweb, I need to go buy another router and hope it lasts longer than 6 months. Or I need to just go back to 3G through one of the Cellphone Service Providers, perhaps I will get a MTN Share-link modem so that Chad can still connect with his phone -one of the reasons why I have put up with Mweb and Telkom all these months and have endured all the stress and aggravation.

We are almost into February and I have not managed to post stuff from Christmas and New Year, thanks to not having ADSL and pay as you go MTN 3G is so expensive and I can't always use Mark's modem, which I am using now. I did manage to post all my seven changes before turning a year older. Well I should say before my birthday, because we don't turn a year older on our birthday, it is a process over a year and then the start of a new year. I am sure it will already be March before I post Christmas stuff. I have to now give a calendar month's notice to MWEB to cancel my subscription and not be able to use the service I am paying for, because I don't have a router, never mind the month I paid them and could not use it, because of Telkom and their bad service. Frustrations Frustrations Aaargghhh!!!!!!!!!

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