Well I now have a shiny new set-top box from Homechoice and can access the Internet again from home. I’m sure anybody who’s ever experienced a length Involuntary Net Absence will know just what a relief that is!
The trouble is that only my portable seems able to pick up an IP address from their server. That really screws my home network, as none of my other machines can get access via that one. Plus, of course, my portable is… well… portable, so using it as a router for my network isn’t such a great idea anyway.
Still, it’s a long weekend so I have time to spend crawling around under my desk trying different cables in different places. Wish me luck!