Signal too strong!

I feel I have to say some­thing about the Starhub Max­on­line tech­ni­cal prob­lem I twit­tered yes­ter­day about the ‘sig­nal being too strong’.

Appar­ently, there is a opti­mum range for the trans­mis­sion sig­nal strength, and for some rea­son, the sig­nal com­ing in to our apart­ment had gone beyond that. And the guy thought that was caus­ing my modem to fail.

So, they sent a very patient (he tried to explain every­thing) tech con­trac­tor over the next morn­ing to fix the prob­lem, which involves putting a don­gle thing in the cable con­nect­ing the modem to the cable point. I was told this thing slows down the signal.

So it did slow down the sig­nal, and every­thing worked ok for the next fif­teen min­utes before my modem reset itself again.

Turns out it was the modem, like I sus­pected all along.

Thing is, the modem was past its war­ranty, and these days, Starhub makes you pay for your modem if you don’t sign up on a 2 year contract.

So, the ingter­neck didn’t essprode, but my wal­let got lighter by $100. Sianz.

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  • http://twitter.com/miyagi/status/1205385670 Ben­jamin Lee

    From miyagi.sg: No, my ingter­neck didn’t essprode http://tinyurl.com/dgckgv

  • http://alfasg.blogspot.com The Dude

    Solli, I suaku, but for a moment there I thought you stole SAF sig­nal set. :P

  • http://alfasg.blogspot.com The Dude

    Solli, I suaku, but for a moment there I thought you stole SAF sig­nal set. :P

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