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Michelle's corner

Michelle Knight. Writer, photographer, programmer, truck driver and general, all round nut case. Life is a journey and that's what this blog will probably end up being. Let's see where we go, eh? ;-)

My internet is fubar'd

To most people, this might sound straightforward. Unfortunately, this is me. When trouble strikes, it is a lot more difficult to track down.


I now have to replace the cabling between the wall port and the (new) ADSL router. Then I have to investigate the cabling that attaches it to the Cat 5e cable that graces the building, and go through all the wall sockets to clear the pins of any possible burnishing and re-punch the cables. Then at the other end, i'm going to have to do the same, plus investigate the core switch which I think has died after a mere six years on the job. The resistances of the Cat 6 drop cables will have to be examined to see if they are the cause of signal loss, although I doubt it. Yes, a replacement for the core switch is on the way. Hopefully it will be here tomorrow. I think this is down to a PoE switch leaking voltage where it shouldn't and blowing ports, but I can't be sure of that yet. The whole structure is going to need maintenance, because I can't immediately figure out where this fault lies.


Short version... it's fucked and it's going to take a few days to fix. If you don't hear from me, you know why.