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#1 JD DANNELS OFFLINE  

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Posted August 27, 2014 - 06:41 PM

Lightening hit yesterday at 6 :00 am. Popped fuses at the transformer and one up the line.
Power was back up in 45 minutes. But the phone lines were scrambled and phone company had to replace about 60 ft of Line. Just got done.
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Posted August 27, 2014 - 07:43 PM

Painful isn't it!!  I was out for 3 1/2 days, and not fun days!


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Posted August 27, 2014 - 07:57 PM

The withdrawal can be tough. 


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Posted August 27, 2014 - 08:25 PM

Ain't no fun when your sitting in the 'dark ages' waiting for some one to get you hooked back up.


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Posted August 27, 2014 - 08:39 PM

Ain't no fun when your sitting in the 'dark ages' waiting for some one to get you hooked back up.

yeah the funny part is that when we moved in, in Dec 2010 we had a lot of problems with the phone. Data line worked fine.
After 3 times complaining and having techs tell us nothing was wrong,we gave up on that. everyone had cell phones anyway so I never cared about the phone.
Well when I explained to this tech that there was a lightening strike he started checking. he said he had found as many as 16 problems after solid lightening strike.
He said that the lightening protection in the junction box on the pole was bad and switched it to another terminal.
He told me one leg was working and the other was out, Decided he needed to go get his bucket truck and run new cable.
While he was gone I checked and internet was back up. After he recabled We also have phone service besides the DSL.

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Posted August 28, 2014 - 06:33 AM

Sometimes technicians don't listen well enough.

Glad you're back on.
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Posted August 28, 2014 - 06:38 AM

Glad things are working again!


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Posted August 28, 2014 - 06:52 AM

I feel for anyone who has to endure a DSL connection.  If you use your internet for anything other than viewing internet pages.  Ie, big downloads, streaming videos, music, or anything else that requires a large amount of bandwidth.

 

I much prefer the cable internet.

 

We have a house phone through our cable modem, I don't think it has been used 5 times in the last year.  We always have our cell phones in our pocket.


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Posted August 28, 2014 - 08:25 AM

Cable would be nice. However being 3/4 mile north of town and 1/2 mile down a dead end road it is not available.
I have considered looking into satellite.
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Posted August 28, 2014 - 10:08 AM

Cable would be nice. However being 3/4 mile north of town and 1/2 mile down a dead end road it is not available.
I have considered looking into satellite.

 

DSL is much better then Satellite.  I had satellite for a number of years because that was all I could get and it was terrible.  You are severely limited on how much you can download, it goes out in a storm, and it is not nearly as fast.  Plus the extra equipment you have to have and it was expensive. 


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Posted August 28, 2014 - 11:58 AM

Cable would be nice. However being 3/4 mile north of town and 1/2 mile down a dead end road it is not available.
I have considered looking into satellite.

I know what you mean.  We are lucky we have it and have such a good connection.  On speed test I can pull 48MBPS down and 11MBPS up.

 

I have DSL in my apartment and I can barely break 1.5MBPS down and .5 up!






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