DSL Problems, Downtime

I take the unusual approach of Hosting my Web-site and this blog, on my Personal Computer at home. Unfortunately this means that the visibility of either is only as good, as the WAN (Wide Area Network) connectivity of my computer, which is established via a DSL (a Digital Subscriber Line).

Well between 12h00 and 3h00 this morning (February 27), I was experiencing DSL issues again, which has happened often. And so my blog and site were off-line.

I apologize to my readers for any inconvenience this might have caused.

(Update 2/27/2019, 16h45 : )

The technician from my ISP worked very hard to reconfigure my DSL wires, from their end, and was apparently successful at remedying the problem, without requiring that another technician come to my home.

But a fact which accompanies this news is, that even during such trouble-shooting steps, a mini-disruption in one customer’s service results (mine).

As a result, my site and blog were off-line again, from about 15h00 until about 16h30 this afternoon. But I’m expecting no more problems in the immediate future.

(Update 2/28/2019, 20h50 : )

Surprisingly to me, I had more DSL / connection issues today. This caused my site and blog to be offline from about 13h00 until about 20h45.

This time around, a Technician did need to come to my home, and what he seemed to discover was, that in the Neighbourhood Network Node, that “Bell Fibe” customers connect to via DSL, and that is connected up-stream via Fibre-Optics, apparently, the two circuit-boards which my DSL wires connect to, were fried. So the technician replaced both circuit-boards – on their end and not on my end – and once again, I have a WAN.

Even though I’d really like to say that this time my problems are dealt with, I’ve been having so much bad luck with this – Who knows, maybe I’m jinxed? :-D



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