Wednesday, June 15, 2011

What a very peculiar Internet day

At some point after noon today, my Mac Mini decided not to connect to the Internet.  I went to the living room and got on Cliff's laptop; it connected to the Internet just fine, thank you very much.  So did my Ipad.  
I kept checking my own computer; no luck.  
A couple of hours later, I tried logging on to Cliff's computer again.  OK, now it wasn't connecting either.  
I turned off the power to our DSL modem because sometimes that helps.  Turned it back on, turned on my computer.  Nothing, on any computing device.  
So, I have about three days left on the ATT time I bought for the Ipad.  When all else fails, I have that.  
But not this time, because ATT wouldn't connect me either.  
Is there some giant piece of aluminum foil over my house that won't allow the Internet to reach me?  
A half-hour ago, I finally reached the Internet and farmed my Farmville farm.  Almost as soon as I got that done, the connection failed and I was, once again, without Internet.  Oh, but this time my Ipad connected by way of ATT.  
And now?  Everything is working.  I don't know why, and I'm not going to waste time wondering.  All I can say is this:  If you don't hear from me for a day or two, blame it on my Internet connection.

8 comments:

Margaret said...

Some kind of crazy glitch in the magic that is the internet? Or it could be the aluminum foil over your house, I suppose! ;)

Anonymous said...

Solar flares were bothering television reception here.

Sheila Y said...

The UFO's must have been circling your house today....Sheila

TARYTERRE said...

I got a Motorola ZOOM tablet for my birthday. (It's like your iPad) For some reason today it keeps insisting and telling me I have NO internet connection. Then it suddenly connects. Must be something in the atmosphere, going on to drive all our gadgets, batty.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

My wireless internet is so slow that most of the time it's almost as bad as no connection lately. My phone even had a difficult time making connections yesterday too. I hope today is better for all of us.

patsy said...

many people are having trouble with their enternet I supect a Natz plot.

Lindie said...

Very frustrating! I haven't had many problems while I was home now that I have Att Uverse and a new computer but my internet connection keeps switching to roaming on my "smart" phone here in the hill country of TX! And I'm not willing to pay for that!

TARYTERRE said...

P.S. It was XOOM tablet, not ZOOM.