Dropped WAN packets like crazy. Called Spectrum. Took two technicians to figure out the line between the outside box and my Arris modem was bad. I moved it to a backup location (a better RG-59 cable) and problem solved.
Meanwhile I’m wondering what caused the original cable to go bad. Then I recall that some years ago I had to cut it and put two ends on it and a female-female connector. I’m sure the connection steadily degraded over the years and caused noise. Remember kids, always use pre-made cables wherever possible.
Honestly there is not much hope left in technology for me anymore. With Microsoft releasing “beta” (my word) software but calling it ready for prime-time and charging you like it when all the features are clearly missing in one product. Meanwhile, I have to uninstall my Bluetooth driver software just to use Remote Desktop Connection again. Google is releasing “Wellbeing” software for Android to help you use your phone less (sounds familiar? it’s called the tobacco industry). Ford doesn’t make cars anymore. Facebook is as trustworthy as a homeless man on the street (no offense to the homeless population intended). What can I put my hope in? Anything?