Author Topic: Lightening fried ISP  (Read 435 times)

rcjordan

  • I'm consulting the authorities on the subject
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8301
  • Debbie says...
    • View Profile
Lightening fried ISP
« on: July 25, 2019, 12:00:27 AM »
I'm having to use phone browser while the cable company sorta maybe thinks about fixing it.  So NO userscripts and no page-ripping.  This sucks.

Drastic

  • Need a bigger hammer...
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2559
  • Resident Redneck
    • View Profile
Re: Lightening fried ISP
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2019, 12:02:43 AM »
Hotspot your phone for your notebook/laptop.

littleman

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4496
    • View Profile
Re: Lightening fried ISP
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2019, 12:39:08 AM »
Damn, sorry RC.  Living without a proper internet connection could be tough.

>Hotspot

Good idea.  You may be able to find this on your phone as an option sometimes called tethering.

rcjordan

  • I'm consulting the authorities on the subject
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8301
  • Debbie says...
    • View Profile
Re: Lightening fried ISP
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2019, 12:43:16 AM »
I never paid Verizon for hotspot service.   ....But I might now if I have to live without filtering & ripping much longer.

I find it hard to believe that -what?- 60% of users access the web via mobile.  This is excruciatingly painful.

littleman

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4496
    • View Profile
Re: Lightening fried ISP
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2019, 01:32:26 AM »
To me it is ok for passive stuff, but anything interactive at all and I hate using mobile -- even responding to an email or posting here.

Drastic

  • Need a bigger hammer...
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2559
  • Resident Redneck
    • View Profile
Re: Lightening fried ISP
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2019, 12:14:40 PM »
Damn you still have to pay for hotspot? Its been avail free through verizon mvnos a while now,

rcjordan

  • I'm consulting the authorities on the subject
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8301
  • Debbie says...
    • View Profile
Re: Lightening fried ISP
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2019, 12:49:40 PM »
>pay

It might be free now, I really wouldn't know . I try to keep our interaction with predatory Verizon to a bare minimum.

>interactive stuff

Yeah, and without my scripts & browser extensions I can't cull that crap or process high volumes of pages.

Drastic

  • Need a bigger hammer...
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2559
  • Resident Redneck
    • View Profile
Re: Lightening fried ISP
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2019, 01:17:01 PM »
Might be worth a shot if you are still offline. If it's free it should just work when you enable it.

Brad

  • Inner Core
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2560
  • What, me worry?
    • View Profile
Re: Lightening fried ISP
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2019, 10:02:51 AM »
>scripts & browser extensions

I'm still using your GreaseMonkey filter for NewsNow, and it works great.

Any word from the cable guys, RC?

rcjordan

  • I'm consulting the authorities on the subject
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8301
  • Debbie says...
    • View Profile
Re: Lightening fried ISP
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2019, 09:03:10 PM »
>cable

They want me to replace the modern.  It's supposed to be here today.

I'll be surprised if that's it, as my neighbors lost access as well.