Friday, February 02, 2007
We've been offline here at home since Saturday. I've been a bit busy and it didn't bother me. By Monday we figured out that it was not Omantel's problem but our ADSL modem had died. It's the second Belkin 54G modem we go through in the past two years. These Belkin all in one modems/routers/access points are crap. Their range sucks compared to D-Link and others, and I don't know anyone else who's going through modems like we are. Anyhow, we had a replacement brought in the same night and it wouldn't connect with the access points we have in the house. So my dad has a perfectly fine internet connection in his room but we have no access unless we bring our laptops to within his access point's range- which is something I didn't do till today. I have a week's unread email filling up my mail box. I check my gmail on my phone but I can't access anything with attachments and I can't reply to anything. And I catch up with blogs through Google Reader at work, which is still not blocked by our evil WebSense filter, but I can only read their RSS feeds without replying or commenting.