Just thought I would start a thread dealing with internet connections/troubles/tips etc.
I am with Telstra Broadband and today I experienced technical problems, and I could not gain access to the net, so I rang them to get help.
I was told that I had an existing open connection lagging from September, therefore it was making it impossible to open a new connection today.
The tip is to turn off the modem and it resets within 5 minutes. This closes all old connections.
Failing this ring your ISP and ask them to close all lagging connections.
Open lagging connections can occur during unexpected power outages