Hopefully this post will be put up. I say hopefully because since March my "broadband" connection has been slower than the old 14.4 dial-up modem used to provide.
Jaring, my ISP, have given me several reasons why this should be so (all blaming me of course!) but none of their so-called solutions have worked. In despair I turned to a friend who suggested the whole problem may be my modem.
He did some research for me (thanks, Bobbi!) and it seems my neighbours get a fine connection, just like the one I got from April 2007 till March 2009.
Bobbi suggested it may be my wireless modem at fault. He also discovered my wireless modem sold to me by Jaring is now out of warranty.
My cynical side assumes these modems are made to fail shortly after the warranty is over, and funnily enough that's the one thing Jaring has not suggested may be at fault.
As Jaring won't do house calls (!!!!!) I can't confirm Bobbi's hunch, so my only chance is to have someone look at the modem. I am taking everything down to my local computer shop in the hope that they can help.
As I have been paying RM79 or so a month for zero service since March, I am not a happy bunny.
If you are an online writer, take it from me: your biggest obstacle to success is the sucky ISP.
Cross your fingers for me that my man at the shop can fix this problem for me. And if there is no Cats on Tuesday tomorrow, and I don't visit you, put the blame where it belongs: on my utterly sucky ISP.