A week ago, in the morning, I noticed the PTCL's
ZXDSL183CII modem's internet light was off, and
since then it has not returned. Not even for a sec.
Of course that means no internet. A gazillion calls
to the morons sitting in PTCL, a billion setups, a
million password resets and thousands of promises
of 'technical staff will visit your home (which they
of course never did)', aur Dhaak Kai Wuhi Teen
Visit(s) to the exchange and we learn that PTCL's
"authentication server" is down for the last week.
"Poray Pakistan ka, nationwide prablum challa aey".
The exchange staff are unable to reset passwords.
No one knows when it will be restored. Typical PTCL.
Google'd it and learned that a stable DSL light and
no internet light mean that PPP server cannot auth-
enticate user/password. But question is, internet
light should at least be flickering (means modem is
t-r-y-i-n-g to contact ISP). Here, there is NO light.
Tried switching modems. My modem works just fine
on another line. The modem from there, also doesn't
work on my line. So can't blame the modem. Tried to
use 'bridge' instead of PPP and internet light still doesn't
come on and I get the Error 678 (cannot connect to
the remote machine).
I don't even know where to go, whose head to break
right now. A very peculiar situation.
Sheikh 'Aaj Kal uDhaar Pur Internet' Chilli