can’t wait for sun rise tomorrow so my wifi starts working again ughhghhhh

Okay so the technician fixed the internet again, but apparently there’s a box further down the road with more squirrel damage and they’ve put in a ticket to get it replaced. For now, my internet is back.

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[Canadian telcos] “Oh you want internet? Fast, cheap, or reliable. Pick two.”

[I pick fast and reliable]

“Okay actually, just pick one.”

@rysiek the cold *is* the problem actually (water in the fibre cables freezes overnight)

@ashfurrow Went with "actually able to use my own router directly connected to the modem" personally, which unfortunately has me stuck with cable possibly forever since by the time Telus made fibre available in my area they were able to source ONT/router combo boxes. I'm sure it'd be possible with, say, Teksavvy, but the Trudeau admin seems to have kiboshed the fibre reselling rules that were percolating under the previous CRTC head, real salt in the wound to make me miss the *Harper* days...

@keithzg heck, that sucks. Bell Aliant lets me hook up my own router to their ONT, at least.

@ashfurrow Cherish that! I wouldn't be surprised if eventually they go the way of their felloe ISPs. During earlier days in their fibre rollouts Telus did have discrete ONTs, but seems now to have entirely discarded them in favour of combo boxes. And this is also true now of Shaw Business with their cable modems; they'll disable NAT functionality for ya and turn it into essentially just a modem, but I've nonetheless had a lot more problems with the box at work since they "upgraded" us that way.

@keithzg ahhh, I was unclear. Their ONT is also this type of combo modem, that I use my own router through. But it does have adequate controls for my needs, at least.

@ashfurrow Ah, fair. My parents have one such box from Telus and while in theory the NAT on it is bypassable (which I'm not even sure is true anymore, since Telus was still giving them a wireless router too, and has gone onto different hardware since) and Telus has it set to passthrough, it sure hasn't been *acting* like that's the case. Haven't really had the opportunity to try and debug that myself in person though, thanks to, yaknow, Current World Events . . .

Australian telcos:

Fast, cheap reliable: LOL you think you're in Singapore or something? Pick none.

@ashfurrow Better than Florida. No local ISP, you get FiOS or Spectrum, and they say "You want internet? Fast, cheap, or reliable. We'll tell you to pick one, but you can tell by our barely contained contempt, you get none." Tech support is friendly enough, but considering they have no control, getting upset with them is just pointless and mean.

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