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TDS Internet down?

Postby EBlume » Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:19 am

Is anyone having trouble with their TDS Internet? Of course, if you are, how could you read this? Whatever.
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Re: TDS Internet down?

Postby Dust Mite Rodeo » Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:50 am

Friday night I had to turn off the DSL modem and turn it back on before I could do any internetting. Somehow the DNS gets hosed up and doing that straightens it out.
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Re: TDS Internet down?

Postby garden mouse » Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:27 pm

Parental Unit's TDS connection (West Side) functional this morning.
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Re: TDS Internet down?

Postby snoqueen » Sat Mar 07, 2009 3:36 pm

All good on the east side today.
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Re: TDS Internet down?

Postby lukpac » Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:59 pm

For those who were down, are you serviced from the downtown (Main St) office? I am, and (IIRC) on Thursday night I had some issues where the DSL was down for a few minutes. It came back up, though, but on Friday when I got home, nothing was working. Eventually a DHCP release/renew fixed the problem.

While just a guess, I *suspect* maybe some of the equipment was replaced on Friday. Back when I was having some DSL problems, TDS actually had 2 lines setup. If I unplugged the modem from one line and plugged it into the other, it would connect just fine, but I would have no Internet access until a release/renew. I'm guessing DHCP leases are associated with particular physical ports, and if you change ports, it stops working. So if TDS had to change equipment on Friday, that could explain why people were down for extended periods...
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Re: TDS Internet down?

Postby donges » Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:34 pm

TDS had multiple problems on Friday. Voice traffic was down in SE Wisconsin due to a switch problem in New Berlin. Other problems in Burlington.
Internet traffic was down in parts of Madison from about 10:00am until almost 4:00pm on Friday due to outages in Verona. Other broadband problems in parts of Michigan.
We had parts of our network down for much of Friday because of it.
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Re: TDS Internet down?

Postby Shipley » Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:49 pm

I can verify the vast majority of calls coming to the center today were internet related. Not just Madison either.

I had my own problems with my computer in the office which no one was available to fix all day. TDS lost their shit I guess.

Hopefully my issue is sorted by Monday, or I'll personally be quite mad.
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Re: TDS Internet down?

Postby EBlume » Sun Mar 08, 2009 12:54 pm

Power cycling the modem finally did the trick. Thanks for the comments.
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Re: TDS Internet down?

Postby Bwis53 » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:23 pm

This is like a rolling black-out. On and off, tonight, in the Lakeside - Bay Creek neighborhood. I just gave it the evil eye, like the plumber in the drippy faucet commercial, and it stopped flickering. Oops, now it's taunting me again.

Still blinking in and out, eam. Scared it into service, dialing the trouble number. First problem, since last summer.
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