I've been having connection problems with New Delly in my dark basement lair. So if I disappear for a few days, it's not because Hick finally did me in. Of course, I'm still pretty sure he's trying to kill me...
There's no pattern to my disconnection. I get the RED X in my little connection icon, not the yellow triangle. New Delly tells me there's an ethernet cable not connected, but long-distance Genius thinks it's the router, because New Delly is too dumb to tell me the difference in a router problem and an ethernet cable problem. He recommended a deal on ethernet cable, which he ran many yards of when he set up our home network. Hick is ethernet capable, so we will eventually get to the bottom of the problem.
The key word there is EVENTUALLY.
In the meantime, HIPPIE has been (mostly) working upstairs. So there's that. He runs on wifi, not on wire. But then again, he also disconnects occasionally. If I was a doctor of computer internet connections, I would refer both HIPPIE and New Delly to a specialist. The specialist who happens to live in Kansas City, and can't make a house call.
I only bring this up so my vast readership of loyal VAL-ies will not call the police to report a murder. Can't have you all crying WOLF!
There's a chance my service and your time-wasting won't be interrupted. But I just spent 2.5 hours getting connected (Wednesday night). And I still couldn't replicate the process. Last thing I remember is plugging two phone-cable-like wires into different slots on the router. Then being surprised when after 15 minutes of off-and-on connection, New Delly finally loaded a page.