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AT&T is installing my 50/10. Haven't seen him for 2-1/2 hours so guess he is having to bring whatever the connection is in from a long ways off.
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:25 PM
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He likely had to run to the Best Buy Geek Squad on the southside of the city to get the right gizmo.
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or went around the corner to read up on how to complete the install.
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They are basically running the equivalent of cat 5 from their junction box 1/2 miles away. Actually think it is already run to the poles, they just have to add my IP block then the do a drop from the pole to my house. AT&T must be running something to get more distance out of a cable run. Said they were laying temp and would be back to burry it in a week.

Also said this neighborhood is scheduled for gigbyte fibre within the next 2 years.
This is the first time they have offered the 50/10 business connection in this area.

Told them I run servers so what is important to me is the upload speed.
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Back in the olden days 20 years ago when we moved into this house I was still on dial up. I had AT&T for our home phone line, and I used AT&T for the internet. The fastest I could get connected with 38.8K and my modem got the full 56K at my other house. It was simple to crappy of a signal. I switched to Cox digital phone and instantly got the blazing 56K.

We were just too far from the switch office to get a good connection. I hear they have brought in faster connections to the area. If my partner continues to get good service and your service works properly for a while I might call Cox and see what they can do to keep my internet business. The only thing that may make me hesitate is my email addresses I have with Cox. I don't need them, but I like having some of them. It is real easy to set up a trash email address and use that for special officers then just delete it.
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Welp. att is supposedly up. Still not impressed. Did not get static IPs, get to call customer service already. I ain't changin over any of my devices till I get static IPs. It somehow was not on the work order. The modem does have 2.4 and 5 ghz wifi though.

They said the down time window is 4 hours. It is supposed to not ever be down for more than 4 hours from when I call.

Cox business got me static IPs when they installed it, even set reverse lookup on installation, and guarantee only 1 hour of down time from when I call. Maybe Cox charges more because they don't have their head up.

The 2 installers received 3 calls from customers wanting their service turned off while they were here.
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Stijn!!

We had a little 3.2 earthquake tonight. It is a kind bang like someone throwing a boulder into a dumpster then the house has a quick very minor shake. No damage, just noise and a wiggle.

The epicenter was just a few miles away.
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I think it's the mole people setting us up for some kind of invasion. That or they are playing some kind of weird oversized subterranean game of Jenga. Either way it's the mole people.

They are also responsible for all the socks that disappear, and the storage containers that you end up with lids an no containers. They gotta have someplace to put those socks.

See what happens when I wake up way to early!
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It's not cold out...SOMEWHERE!



Sadly this ain't here.
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Morning all.

It looks like Mrs. Carrera will have me building a birdhouse mounting pole. It is for a bluebird bird house. The thing wants a pole just 5 feet tall but smooth pole to prevent mice or critters from climbing the pole.
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3/4 inch conduit is good for the smooth pole. Could probably use a couple of them in my yard with all the grubs I gots.

Had a grub worm problem, ie short tail crickets that make them little dirt piles, until my brother started letting his cat out. It was only a few weeks until we noticed that cat had gotten really fat and there were no more of them little piles in the yard.

Now that I gots no cat no more, them little dirt piles are back. Will see if the bugs-be-gone service gets rid of em.
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Oh boy. AT&T network don't work. The DNS numbers they gave me over the phone are not what are entered in their router. If I try to put anything else for DNS, The addresses on the phone or google DNS, it says invalid.
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I presume you still have Cox internet.

We went with 3/4 iron pipe. It is threaded on the ends. I have a 2 foot piece, a connector and a 5 foot piece. I will hammer the two foot piece into the ground with the connector on top. Then screw in the 5 foot piece. Then slide a piece of one inch PCV that we will paint to look better over the iron galvanized pipe. A simple flange fitting will provide a flat surface to mount the birdhouse onto. It is supposed to be 5 feet above the ground.
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Yep, Will have the Cox until 100% positive the AT&T is 100%.
Right now it is wonky.

Put my laptop on the AT&T wifi and it only loads some sites.
Can surf Apple.com but not Pelican forums.
DNS is working can do lookups and get the IPs, but no web site.
My outlook accesses Office365, but not zipbang.

Sure it has something to do with their router.
Just weird that it gets to some and not others.

The hoops I am jumping thru just trying to save $80 a month.

I've even called my friend that worked for AT&T wireless installer tech support for a year.
It was not a very encouraging call. Said it wouldn't let me setup wifi bridges.
He also said it wouldn't let me use my current wifi hardware either.
I have an airport extreme ac base and an airport express wirelessly bridged in each of the bedrooms. Lets me get a full 300mbps data transfer over wireless anywhere in my house.
Can also access management on my phone and turn on and off my guest network really easily.
Do not want bro Bob with his malware prone habits on my private network, even if it is all Macs.
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Well...After 2 hours with towel head support (actual spoke understandable english) the AT&T stuff is working. It took that long for him to listen to me as to what it was doing wrong before he could reset the resetup the modem/router. Evidently when they installed the static IP addresses they messed up the settings.

It would have been a LOT less hassle if they would have included the static IPs on the install ticket like they were supposed to and the installer would have made sure it worked before he left.

Still not 100% Confident in the setup on this modem/router. Before, besides wifi it wasn't even routing wired connections.

The frustrating thing is that I had to go throught the support guy's troubleshooting steps and after he had gone thru all his steps and was ready to sent a tech out he actually listened to what I said the problem was and made a couple of changes that looks like it fixed it. If he would have listened in the first place the call would have only taken 15 minutes.
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Good Morning.

It's 11F warmer this morning than it was yesterday morning, but still colder than it takes water to freeze. Forecast is to get up to 52F today. I like that, at 52 I can go for groceries without putting on long pants.

Had the AT&T tech support call on speaker phone. While on the call Pepper woke up came in and said Good Morning. So I told her good morning and gave her some attention. Then she said I want out. So I told the guy on the phone I would be a couple of minutes because I needed to go let my dog out. He asked if that was my dog that said Good Morning and I want out. I said yes. He said your dog speaks better english than I do. Said yeah, but she can't read or type on the computer. Thought that was pretty funny, LOL. We both got a good laugh out of it. After that he slowed down a little and spoke clearer english.
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Morning all.

We went to our favorite breakfast place this morning. Right after we sat down the cute chick waitress asked for our drink order. I thought yea, the cute chick for a change. Our drinks came out carried out by the tattoo covered dude. Dang it.
I will admit, I am prejudiced, I prefer looking at a cute chick way more than some tatted up dude. Even if the chick had Florissant red-orange hair.
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Had fried beef balogna, egg, and cheese on a toasted slider bun this morning. There were no wait staff present so it was self serve. In fact, it was DIY cooking as well. They are way understaffed at Richard's Kitchen. But they do come up with some surprisingly good stuff.

Really like the pulled pork, salsa, and provolone omelet. Also recommend the jacked up hash brown fries with egg, green chili's, Monterey Jack cheese, and chipotle ranch dressing (it's really leftover southwestern green chili fries from The Garage, with eggs scrambled in and grated cheese on top, but it's still good).
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Stijn!!

Well my money grubbing mean boss had me working all weekend on reprocessing some data that we will be selling soon. That mean greedy bastage will for sure make me work tomorrow.
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Good Morning.

Going to get up to a whole 37F today by 9am, then it is going to get cooler and windier the rest of the day. So, if going out it's a long pants and jacket kind of day.

Oh, if you want to infect our company with any sort of virus or malware, just have it say it's from Microsoft or Office365. Doesn't matter that they have been told they will never get a legitimate email from Microsoft or Office365. Think these people need their email privileges revoked for a couple of weeks.
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