Val is struggling with a defective internet connection...
signwriting at MAC.COM
Thu Feb 15 14:42:49 UTC 2007
February 15, 2007
On Feb 15, 2007, at 6:12 AM, john tucker wrote:
> Sometimes the problem can be with your computer itself. If you are
> using Windows, one of the first things to try is to defragment the
> hard drive. For most versions:
> Start | All Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Disk Defragmenter
> Hope that helps.
Hello John and Everyone!
THANK YOU, John, for this advice and I do appreciate it. And that
would make sense, if I were on Windows. Years ago I did that and I
remember it worked well for Windows...
In this case, I am on a Local Network with four Macintoshes. The
computer I use daily is the new Mac Intel, and it is very fast. The
problem is with the Local Network I believe...because all four
computers cannot access the internet as fast as before, and there are
times when the connection to the internet gets hung or stuck, and
other times when it works fine...so it is sporadically working slower
So I replaced the router, and that did not change anything. Now I am
going to try to replace the modem, and possibly the gigabyte
switch...and if that does not help then it must be that some of the
connecting wires have gotten old. I have used them for over a decade
and never changed them...
Today, Steve sent me a link to download a big file for testing
SignPuddle 1.5 locally on my computer, and normally huge downloads
took a matter of minutes, and now the internet connection gets hung
and I cannot download it...so something is wrong...that is for sure!
But other than that, my life is good. I live in California and we do
not have any snow, but I understand the eastern half of the US has
huge snow storms right now, so if my modem is my only problem, then I
am the lucky one!!
Where are you located, John? Is it snowing? or are you in sunny
California or sunny Brazil? ;-)
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