Val is struggling with a defective internet connection...

Valerie Sutton signwriting at MAC.COM
Thu Feb 15 16:04:50 UTC 2007

Hi Cherie and everyone!
You are right that I am on a cable modem, but it is a business-line  
modem that has larger bandwidth than the average household modem, and  
there is only one person using it right!

Good news...They are sending out a technician to replace the modem  
tomorrow morning...they have verified, by testing the modem, that it  
has packet loss..which means it is defective and will be replaced  

So for today, I will not be posting any lessons on the  
internet...tomorrow mid-day, I should be up and running again full  

So hold on to your hats!

And talking about Cat in the Hat...

I am happy to tell you that the contract has been signed with Dr.  
Suess Enterprises and we have official permission to post Cat in the  
Hat in American Sign Language on the web, free for download for  
anyone...That is a real gift! We are not allowed to sell it  
though...this is only for free web downloads...but that is great  
because teachers can download it and then print it out for their  

And Cherie, I bought the old original version of the published book  
of Cat In The Hat in the bookstore, so that we have the same page  
numbers to refer to, so whenever you are up to working on that  
document, it will be easier for me now to find where you

Have a wonderful day everyone!

Val ;-)


On Feb 15, 2007, at 7:20 AM, CWren at wrote:

> If you are on a cable modem, it could be that to many folks are  
> accessing the same amound of bandwidth all at the same time.  We  
> had that problem at home for awhile, until the cable company  
> increased the bandwidth.
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> 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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