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The DSL saga continues

[sbc] "Your line is fine"
[paul] "well, yes. The problem occurs whenever it rains. Usually, I'm presuming, because there's boxes like that swinging open in the breeze. *points at cross connect box at the corner that is wide open and visible from the porch*"
[sbc] "Aww, god damnit. Has that been open all weekend?"
[paul] "yes, does my line go through that one in particular"
[sbc] "yep. I'm thinking I know why your connection was bad now." *visibly angry*
[paul] "All weekend I was getting 11dB SNR on the line, and had 22% packet loss.
[sbc] "I just tested you with 27dB SNR."
[paul] "Yea, it stopped raining last night."

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dankaye
Apr. 25th, 2005 02:19 pm (UTC)
should have called me.
I'm not on probation, so I can scoff the law while I close it with my trusty can wrench.
noweb4u
Apr. 25th, 2005 06:04 pm (UTC)
hehe. That which I cannot do, I cannot legally ask others to do. I just wish the box at the corner of lincoln and John R stay closed.
thegreatdoogie
Apr. 25th, 2005 06:10 pm (UTC)
what about if it just happens to suddenly get welded up one day? :D
noweb4u
Apr. 25th, 2005 06:32 pm (UTC)
suboptimal. Then people can't fix my lines.
noweb4u
Apr. 25th, 2005 06:33 pm (UTC)
oh, and I have some crap for you. If you wait until tomorrow to get it, I'll try and grab an extra battery as well.
ninadiel
Apr. 25th, 2005 06:52 pm (UTC)
you know, I saw that this weekend.. I was tempted to take my steel boots and kick it, because I have coaxial internet service, and never use my home phone. :)
noweb4u
Apr. 25th, 2005 06:59 pm (UTC)
haha, if my phone line didn't work, it gets fixed in hours. If DSL is down, it gets fixed in days.
ninadiel
Apr. 25th, 2005 07:03 pm (UTC)
can we get some kind of discount from SBC for keeping their stupid crossconnect closed??
noweb4u
Apr. 25th, 2005 07:27 pm (UTC)
I think they'd be willing to charge us a fee to keep it closed, but I don't think they'll give us a discount.
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