When routers go bad…

I’ve been having a bit of trouble with my internet connection over the last three days. Each night the connection dropped and it took ages to reconnect. It came to a head this morning when my router had once again disconnected, but refused to reconnect.

I phoned the support number for the ISP and they were very helpful, but life can get a little tricky when you don’t have a Windows PC to plug into the ADSL modem they supply. After a little messing around they agreed to escalate my issue.

While I was waiting I went to the local PC World store and bought a new router, just in case. I got home and as soon as I plugged it in it connected. Typical…

So this is my third router now. The first one started to smoke. The second died silently and smokelessly. Let’s see how long this one lasts.

Cheers

Tim…