I should have bought a new modem years ago. My internet was cutting out while I was online last week, and online gaming with my PS3 suddenly just wasn’t happening. After 7 total hours of dealing with ATT’s tech support over the last weekend, I finally caved and bought a new modem since my old one is almost 10 years old anyway. Plus, tech support could no longer say the modem might be the problem. I get this modem, my new hope, out the box and get everything set up. Internet is still cutting out. However, it’s way less frequent, and this modem is averaging twice the connection of my old one in speed tests. A tech is coming tomorrow to fix whatever’s making the line sucky, if the line’s the problem.
Now I’m kind of angry. All these years of online surfing and gaming and I NEVER thought to purchase a new modem that could withstand all the service upgrades I’ve gone through. Even when I had money to blow. Now, I’m damn near broke. I shelled out 50 bucks for this modem. If this technician tests my line and proves the modem is the problem, that’ll actually cost me 60 bucks for labor. If it’s the line, no charge. I’m sure the problem is on their end, but my luck might screw me.
This isn’t serious for anyone or anything but my wallet, but it fit the topic. What’s something you should have done a long time ago, but are doing just now?