Computer gremlin

@sallypup (28535)
Moses Lake, Washington
March 12, 2017 4:09pm CST
Friday night, supper eaten, I started playing with my laptop. Whoopie. Then: NO internet. Thought it would be back on soon. No. All lights on router were green. I rebooted anyway. Nothing. Hubby and I took Sally pup to town for a lake side walk today. While we were gone, roommate went in and closely checked out everything, even the on/off switch for the power strip. She discovered that the strip's off/on switch was toggled just a teeny bit toward off. Probably one of the cats had nudged it? The internet came back on. I guess there was just enough lack of power that the internet would not work. I'm just glad to be back- and what a back log you sweet folks have left for me to wade through! Thanks.
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• Peoria, Arizona
12 Mar 17
WE have had this problem but it was because the internet people put our wire into someone else's and we are not paying enough to have a higher tier of internet haha
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@sallypup (28535)
• Moses Lake, Washington
12 Mar 17
@DesirousDreamer How frustrating for you.
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• Peoria, Arizona
12 Mar 17
@sallypup It happens so often haha It is because they rather just mess up everything rather than fixing the faulty wires.
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• United States
12 Mar 17
@sallypup Which cat is named 'Gremlin"? LOL
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@sallypup (28535)
• Moses Lake, Washington
12 Mar 17
@Berniezeitler Great question. From time to time we have some "butt heads!" running around but so far not officially named Gremlin.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
12 Mar 17
You obviously have a laptop, several of which have such switches. I have never understood the reason for fitting such a switch in the first place.
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@sallypup (28535)
• Moses Lake, Washington
13 Mar 17
@Asylum The switch was a surge protector; a plug in for several uses.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
13 Mar 17
@sallypup Oh sorry, I assumed that you meant a WiFi switch which some laptop's have.
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@sallypup (28535)
• Moses Lake, Washington
13 Mar 17
@Asylum No biggie as some say. Good to hear from you.
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@Corbin5 (116144)
• United States
12 Mar 17
Oh, I do love when the solution is a simple one!! Glad all is well now.
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@sallypup (28535)
• Moses Lake, Washington
13 Mar 17
Good to hear from you @Corbin5 I was dreading talking to the internet service folks cause I sure have talked with them way too often.
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@PatZAnthony (13057)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
12 Mar 17
Isn't it odd how these little things happen and take us on another adventure?
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@sallypup (28535)
• Moses Lake, Washington
13 Mar 17
@PatZAnthony I am concerned that we seem to have electrical issues in this doublewide mobile from time to time.
@Jessicalynnt (47880)
• Centralia, Missouri
13 Mar 17
lol, glad it was a simple fix!
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@JudyEv (134917)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Mar 17
Whenever something goes wrong here, my first question is always 'what's the simplest thing it could be' and often the solution is something like a loose switch or plugged switched off.
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