October 02, 2023


 The router finally did the thing in front of Verizon customer service. 

WELL....That WOULD explain the problem we are having with lagging at awkward moments during games. (I'm paying for 1 G up AND down....but I guess one can't expect much in a curry mine).  This has been an intermittent issue for 2 months that has made even the PS2 games unwatchable at times. 

Verizon is sending me a new router, it should be here in a few days. 

I'm going to cancel streams for the rest of the week. 

Pending the arrival of the router, we will tentatively hit the ground running next week at twitch.tv/brickmuppet.

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Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 01:13 PM | Comments (9) | Add Comment
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1 What's the next test? Biopsy can only tell if they removed something that they should have, not what's left.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Tue Oct 3 15:37:21 2023 (LZ7Bg)

2 My modem periodically needs to be reset because it will drop down to one channel 12 mbps every day or three. I have no idea what causes it.

Posted by: Mauser at Tue Oct 3 21:17:57 2023 (BzEjn)

3 Check how your cables are doing, at the same time. Might as well be paranoid.

Posted by: Suburbanbanshee at Wed Oct 4 12:32:41 2023 (cHUaN)

4 I got sick of dealing with crappy cable-company-supplied modems years ago, not to mention paying rent on them, and went out to my cable company's list of supported modems and bought one from Fry's.  Works great, cost well under $100, and if/when it dies I just buy another one.

Posted by: Rick C at Thu Oct 5 10:36:41 2023 (BMUHC)

5 Your post made me check my own Internet.  When I moved here 3 years ago I think I paid for 100Mb, but maybe it was 200Mb.  About a year ago they raised my bill by $3 and my speedtests went up to like 240Mb, which I thought was weird, but I confirmed it last night, and then logged into my Xfinity (barf) account and discovered I'm signed up for 400Mb!
That led to looking at their supported 3rd-party modem list and then checking prices on Amazon and a couple of other places and a bit of stomach upheaval at all the modems being $200-400.  (My current one is still available for $55 on Amamzon, but it's only rated to about 300Mb and obviously doesn't get that speed).

Posted by: Rick C at Fri Oct 6 08:50:44 2023 (BMUHC)

6 About the only good thing I can say about Comcast/XFinity is that it is feasible and affordable to buy cable modem/routers from third parties rather than using their offerings.  You can not do that with Verizon, unless spending more on your modem than you did your TV sounds good to you.

Posted by: cxt217 at Sat Oct 7 22:36:44 2023 (2tHvf)

7 I had Spectrum before Comcast and they had a list of supported modems that were reasonably priced--I'm on my second netgear CM400 in the last ten years or so now; there's a good bit of overlap in what they both support, but it looks like the Docsis 3.1 modems cost a lot more.  Fortunately ~240Mbps is pretty fast so I don't *need* to upgrade right away.

Posted by: Rick C at Mon Oct 9 09:07:20 2023 (BMUHC)

8 @ Pete: It can test to see if they got it all. Cancer surgery involves cutting away a layer of non-cancerous cells to provide a buffer. If they didn't get a layer of clean cells all around, then they need to go back and cut some more. 

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Mon Oct 9 16:51:49 2023 (liVFZ)

9 Twitch stopped sending me e-mail notifications, BTW.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Fri Oct 20 22:39:51 2023 (LZ7Bg)

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