It just goes to show that even if you think you’ve done everything right chances are there’s something small you missed. I got home yesterday and was greeted with not only a cat who demands attention immediately (or face the wrath of his continuous antics, that should make for an interesting post in the future) but also an Internet connection that refused to play ball. Queue an hour or so of troubleshooting and swapping between modems and routers and I finally thought I had it fixed. That was until around 2:45am this morning.
Turns out my modem thought it would be a spiffing time to reboot itself. This shouldn’t of caused more then about 5 minutes of downtime. However, due to my previous tinkering, several network settings had changed and my modem was now blissfully unaware of this. Turns out saving the config on this particular router only saves it into RAM, and any reboot will kill any settings not saved in the proper way. Needless to say I’ve fixed this issue and it shouldn’t happen again…..Well not for a while at least! 🙂
I guess it’s like I’ve said before, us IT guys have the most interesting computer problems and no matter how sure we are in what we’ve done they always find a way to make us look like quite the fools. I’ll make up today’s blog post with something interesting tomorrow, I promise! 😀