Val is struggling with a defective internet connection...

Valerie Sutton signwriting at MAC.COM
Thu Feb 15 14:42:49 UTC 2007

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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 it is sporadically working slower  
and unevenly...

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 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? ;-)

Val ;-)

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