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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-01-23 05:57
Subject: [help] Network issues here at Nuevo Rancho Lake
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Tags:calendula, cancer, help, personal, shellyrae, tech
ETA: Eventually my chemo-addled brain realized I could turn everything in the house off, in case something on the local network was creating a packet storm that borked out the WAPs. Wii, four networked printers and five networked computers later, I have Internet back. Will not bother to run down suspect device right now to identify root cause, but I believe it's one of the two oldest printers.

Anyway, problem solved for now.

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Severe network issues here at Nuevo Rancho Lake. Both primary and backup WAPs are declining connections. I am normally pretty good at the voodoo dance of network troubleshooting, having been a sysadmin at several points in my career, but not with my brain being fried by 2.3 ml of 5FU being delivered by pump every hour. I have neither the mental acuity nor the physical energy to do all the requite component isolation, power cycling, and possible help desk calling to either Cisco or Comcast.

If any Portland peeps with mad networking skillz have time to come over today and do the network dance, I would be profoundly grateful.

Until this is resolved, expect very light blogging from me, calendula_witch or shelly_rae, who arrives in a few hours.

Grr. Of all days to have to deal with this...
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Dan/Дмитрий
User: icedrake
Date: 2010-01-23 17:35 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Wii, four networked printers and five networked computers later, I have Internet back.

Gadget creep much, Jay?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-01-23 17:52 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Well, the_child has a computer, her mother does, calendula_witch is visiting with hers, I have two. Meanwhile, I have, erm, too many printers.
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Dan/Дмитрий
User: icedrake
Date: 2010-01-23 18:07 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
That's pretty much what I was thinking, yes :) I could understand the computer count (though not necessarily all of them being on the network simultaneously)
But the 4 printer thing...? Only made sense if one of them was a 3D.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-01-23 18:50 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It isn't quite as idiotic as it sounds.

And, erm, five printers.

1) High speed laser printer for manuscripts
2) Color MFC scanner/fax/printer (personal)
3) Color MFC scanner/printer (work-supplied, secure)
4) [Bad username: the_child"] has her own color MFC scanner/printer for her art
5) Older mid-speed laser printers as backup to manuscript printer
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They Didn't Ask Me
User: dr_phil_physics
Date: 2010-01-25 02:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
We have to power off and turn back on the stack containing the DSL and the WiFi units about every couple of weeks to reset "something". Voodoo indeed.

Dr. Phil
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