The UPS that I had my modem and router plugged into died tonight.
The first symptom was that I could not load a webpage. I tried pinging google.com and 126.96.36.199. Nada, zilch, nothing.
Following the dictum, always check the hardware first, I saw that the router and modem were powered off. I unplugged them from the UPS and plugged them into the wall outlet, and lights started flashing and everything is working again.
I can’t complain. I’ve certainly gotten my money’s worth from that device, as it’s eight or nine years old, and stuff wears out.
As my old car mechanic in New Jersey would have said, that thing didn’t owe me a dime.
I’ll pick up a new one next week.