It will be a day or two till our parts arrive, so while one of us, no doubt subliminally impacted by the decoration in town, busied herself by sorting out our pantry and catching up on ironing, the other just sat tearing at what little hair he has left, hoping to somehow regain meaningful internet connection with the rest of the world.
If it’s of any consolation, the problem seems clear: by and large the internet avoids our modem.
This, according to the manual is not a good thing as is the news that no known cure exists. Since even if it did, without access to the internet, it’s not possible to download a repair, either temporary or permanent. The obvious solution is to lie on one’s bunk, variously reading or, in those very short periods when the noise from all the incessant cleaning and sorting activity abates, getting some sleeping practice.