Streamyx sucks big time. I have a lot of problems accessing my blog from home. For some reason, most of the Internet is fine. I say most because there are a couple of other sites that I am having problems accessing. Unfortunately, these sites are also my favourite sites – such as Stack Overflow.
The trouble is that it is really difficult to report such problems. I had tried reporting it before and goodness knows what actually gets done. You see, my internet speed isn’t compromised. I can still get downloads at the correct speeds. So, it isn’t a question of bandwidth. However, when I try to ping my blog server, the number of packets that get lost is astronomical. I get about a 80%-90% packet loss.
As a result, my connection to the blog server constantly times out or gets rejected. You may think that it might be a problem with my blog server. However, my blog server works fine from elsewhere. That is the only way that I have been able to update my blog recently. I am forced to access it from elsewhere.
I’m not really keen on investigating the source of the problem as it is my ISPs job to do so! Streamyx sucks ass. I will try making another fault report later today and see if any action is taken. Otherwise, I may just consider switching over to another ISP. Packet One has been marketing itself aggressively in recent weeks. I believe that they have a 14 day trial period.
PS: Their favourite trouble-shooting method is to restart the port. Damn it, that doesn’t solve the problem!