This story is true. My internet connection was high jacked. DNS went to a Russian ISP. Simultaneously my trusty laptop gave up. In the midst of this boondoggle, the phone company sold me some new plan with more megabits. That was my problem according to them. (Well, no. That is not what happened. Grrrrr.)
My ISP provider found the problem on day two. Thank you Andrew & Jordan of iphouse.com.
It could only happen this way. They had me FireWire into the modem and find the numbers which confirmed the russian DNS and sure enough they pronounced that my wifi was in Russia! ( I can’t make this up!)
oh and then my laptop kept switching off. good grief. Andrew and Jordan sent me to Chip Heads with some notes and the sinking laptop.
1. Replace laptop – done
2. Hope all stuff transfers – done
3. Reluctantly consent to recycle laptop and drive a nail through the hard drive. Gak. Laptop-cide RIP.🌾
4. Have a great day.
Lessons learned: be careful what you click on…those little pop ups …
Never do a hard shutdown when machine locks up.
5. Tomorrow do battle with phone people.
And these were the high points of the story.🍎
It’s finally warm here😎