On October 29, 2014 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, CREC (Central Rural Electric Cooperative will be upgrading their electrical lines and equipment. So until they are finished with these upgrades, internet services will be down. We apologize for the inconvenience this will cause.
On Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 unless the weather is bad then it will be scheduled for Thursday. CREC (Central Rural Electric Cooperative) will be shutting down the power to switch to a new substation on our Yost Tower. This outage is planned for 9:00 A.M. to about 1:00 P.M. Areas that will be affected parts of Stillwater, Meadowpark, Perry, and Guthrie. We apologize for the inconvenience this will cause many.
The transformer powering the Yost Tower is down and is currently being worked on right now. They told us that they should have everything up in two hours. We apologize for the inconvenience this is causing as Yost Tower provides internet for Perry, Meadowpark, Guthrie, and Glencoe.
Our technicians have completed their work on the Yost Tower. They might go back to the tower to tweak it some to improve it some more but for now everything should now be running fine. If you still seem to have problems, please call the office and let us know so we can get on it as fast as we can. Again, we would like to apologize for the inconvenience this has caused.
The pressure release valve on top the water tower has been fixed so sometime this week ,preferably Tuesday if weather permits, our Technicians will be out to re-setup the antennas and point-to-points on the tower. So there will be some connection issues until they are finished. Feel free to call the office if you have any questions and we will post again when we have completed the repairs.
On Wednesday, June 11, 2014 the overflow pipe on top of the water tower on Yost Road ,which holds all our Access Points and Radios, broke and had to be temporarily moved to a less steady location on top the tower. Until we get a welder out there to fix it, people on the Yost tower (just outside of Stillwater), Perry, Meadow Park, Guthrie, and Glencoe may experience some speed issues. We will continually try to get out there and keep it straight until it is fixed. We apologize for the inconvenience this will cause.
As of 6 pm 6 circuits of AT&T were down. Since AT&T supplies Cowboy.Net with Fiber Service this has also affected us. The issue is currently being resolved.
Winter weather is finally upon us. With the upcoming snow and bitter cold temperatures, here are some things to remember to keep your internet functioning properly:
1. Do not try to move your outdoor ethernet cable in sub-freezing temperature. If the cable is older the cable can crack and water get in the signal wires. This can cause shorting and transmission errors.
2. If a substantial amount of snow or ice accumulates on the antenna, service interruption can occur. Until this happens please refrain from knocking ice and snow off of the transmitter and antenna. If the time comes when the accumulating precipitation need to be removed, first call cowboy.net to check for a tower outage. If there is no outage, gently brush any snow off of the antenna. Do not hit or shake the antenna. If ice accumulates lightly tap on the back side of the antenna with a broom stick, be careful off falling ice as it can cause injury. Again do not beat or shake the antenna as this can cause mis-alignment. If still without internet, contact cowboy.net so that a technician can resolve the issue.
We hope these tips help with with keeping you connected in the winter weather. As always thanks for choosing cowboy.net.
After many long hours of climbing the Guthrie and Perry towers, the Guthrie tower is now fully functional. A few changes still have to be made but these will cause limited service interruption, probably unnoticeable.