Always something new to learn - Grin with cat attached — LiveJournal
|Always something new to learn||May. 31st, 2003 03:46 pm|
In this case, that phone cables, and modem cables, may look bloody identical, but that modem (and fax) cables have a crossover in them, so phone cables don't work on modem - however many times you "test" them with a phone, and however many modems you plug them into.|
I did not know this.
BT's phone support did not know this, so they sent out an engineer.
*He* did not know this, but I can still expect a "not our fault" call-out charge.
Fortunately, the guy in Maplin, in Stratford, knew this.
The upshot is that I can now get all my home PCs online, although not for long periods as this is a Pay-as-you-go ISP. I have, however, ordered ADSL now.
Apologies to anyone confused by my sudden departure last night. It's been a very long, tough week, and the heat and stress finally snapped me. Fine now though, I think.