insomnia doesn't aid fault finding …

I didn’t sleep well last night. I lay awake from about 5 a.m., and eventually realising that I wouldn’t get back to sleep, got up at 5.45.

and discovered – oh the horror – NO INTAHWEB. This is not what you need at that hour, as my powers of deduction are not that strong.

looked at cable modem, adsl router, sonicwall, dual wan router, network switch – all lights flickering. Tried a ping by number – didn’t work, so not a DNS problem. Remote Desktop’d to another machine – that wouldn’t talk outside the LAN either, so not isolated to my machine. Panic!

eventually discover that the Cyclone is lying – although its lights were on, nobody was home. Resetting it has thankfully restored the outside world.