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AT&T Fiber Outage

May 2, 2022 – Today at approximately 6:30 PM we were notified by our monitoring systems that our datacenter was offline. After some troubleshooting we were able to determine that the cause of the issue was upstream with AT&T our Fiberoptic Internet Service Provider. We promptly opened a ticket with them reporting the outage.

Update 7:30 PM: Service has been restored and our datacenter is now back online. We are continuing to monitor the health of the circuit and await further details from regarding the source of the incident from AT&T.

2022-05-07T11:27:37-05:00May 2, 2022|News and Updates|Comments Off on AT&T Fiber Outage

Gadsden Area Comcast Outage – Updated

09/01/21 8:09 PM: We have been informed of a widespread Comcast outage affecting a large number of our customers. Currently we are being told that they estimate services to be restored around 11:34 PM.

We will update this post if more information becomes available to us.

Update:  Services were restored pretty close to the expected time frame.  If you are still experiencing Comcast issues, please call or text us at 256-547-6817 or email


Update 09/02/2021 2:00pm – The outage seems to be happening again.  It is affecting the same customers as well. Current ETR (estimated time to repair) is 5:51pm although we do see some devices coming bak online as of 2:12pm.

Update 3:25pm – It looks like most customers have come back online now.

Updated 9:30pm –  There was another outage from about 5:30pm to around 9:15pm affecting the same node.  We’ve been told that the issues are fiber related and have to do with the roll out of a new fiber product




2021-09-03T04:07:07-05:00September 1, 2021|News and Updates|Comments Off on Gadsden Area Comcast Outage – Updated

Microsoft Outlook Bug

05/11/21 4:42 P.M.

It has been brought to our attention by multiple customers that there has been a bug introduced into Microsoft Outlook from the latest update pushed by Microsoft. Outlook users may notice that they can not read the bodies of their emails and text may disappear while composing emails. Microsoft has acknowledged this issue and are currently working on a resolution.

As a temporary work around you can issue the following command in an Administrative command prompt to roll Office back to the previous version.

“C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ClickToRun\OfficeC2RClient.exe” /update user updatetoversion=16.0.13901.20462

If you are uncomfortable with running this command or need assistance please call us at 256-547-6817 to speak with one of our technicians.


2021-05-11T16:53:45-05:00May 11, 2021|News and Updates|Comments Off on Microsoft Outlook Bug

Gadsden Sparklight Service Outage

March 26, 2021 7:00AM – Service to all Sparklight fiber customers in the Gadsden, AL area is down. Part of the fiber plant that services the Gadsden area was severely damaged in the tornado that went through the Wellington/Ohatchee area. We will update this post as more information becomes available to us.

Update March 27 9:15am – Sparklight still does not have an estimated time to repair.  We believe this will be an extended outage possibly lasting several days.  We recommend implementing your business continuity plan if you do not have a backup internet source.  Please contact us if you need assistance with this.

Update 10:45am – Message from our contact at Sparklight “I was just informed that fiber service to your area has now been restored albeit temporary. Please note that the area where it was damaged is still undergoing major construction. In fact our service is already working even before new power poles have been installed. I just wanted to let you know that information in the event that the service goes off again due to another cut by all of the equipment in the area. Thank your for your patience during this devastating event.” 



If you have any questions, please contact us at 256-547-6817 or


2021-03-28T11:01:09-05:00March 26, 2021|News and Updates|Comments Off on Gadsden Sparklight Service Outage

Microsoft Outlook Crash

July 15, 2020 2:07 PM: We have been inundated with calls regarding Microsoft Outlook crashing or failing to open. After further investigation into this issue we have found that Microsoft potentially pushed an update that is causing the issue. Currently there is no fix and we are awaiting further instructions from Microsoft as they investigate the issue. The current workaround for this issue is to access your messages through Web mail or through a mobile device. If you need assistance accessing either of these functions please contact us.

Please check back to this post, as we will be updating it as further information becomes available to us.

July 15, 2020 3:37 PM: Microsoft has announced that they are rolling out a fix for this issue and expect it to reach all users over the next few hours. We have confirmed this using some of the machines  we were working with that were experiencing the issue.   This update will happen in the background, so just periodically check to see if Outlook opens.  If you still continue to have issues please contact us for further troubleshooting.  You can reach us via email at or by phone at 256-547-6817 or using the chat box to the right of your screen.


2020-07-15T16:58:54-05:00July 15, 2020|News and Updates|Comments Off on Microsoft Outlook Crash

Virtual Server Outage

December 19, 2019 – 7′;30pm –We are currently experiencing an outage with one of our virtual server hosts and in the process of investigating the issues.  We will update this post with further information once we have determined the issue.

Update 7:48pm – We’ve determined the host has had a RAM failure.  We are working to correct and are migrating VPS machines to alternate hosts.

Update 8:15pm –Migration is complete and all services should be normal with the exception of hosted Exchange which is experiencing authentication issues related to this outage.

Update 9:20pm –Repairs are complete. Guests are being migrated back to their primary server.

Update 9:45pm – Migration complete.  Everything is functioning normally except for hosted Exchange authentication.  We are working on that now.  No email is being lost – just users are having trouble connecting to mailboxes.  We expect a resolution shortly.

Update 10:20pm – Hosted Exchange recovery took a bit longer than we thought, but it is back online now.  All services should be functioning normally.


If you have any questions about this work, please contact us at, the chat box to the right of your window, or by calling 256-547-6817 and choosing the option for technical support.

2019-12-20T04:20:01-06:00December 20, 2019|News and Updates|Comments Off on Virtual Server Outage

Upstream Link Failure (Updated 10/13/2017)

September 21, 2017 – From approx. 11:53 PM on 9/20 until 01:17 AM 9/21 we experienced an outage with an upstream fiber optic service provider. We were able to troubleshoot the issue with the provider and restore services. We will continue to work with the provider to try to correct the root cause of the outage which was a service provider router failure.


Update September 26, 2017 – Apparently, the router supplied to us by AT&T is a hunk of junk and it caused an issue again with our network.  The issue lasted from about 7:55pm to 8:20pm.   We are in the process of requesting a replacement router.

Update September 28, 2017 – AT&T believes the issue is a “known problem” with the software running on the router.  They will be performing an emergency maintenance to upgrade the firmware at 12:00 midnight tonight.   We expect minimal impact to services as the router reboots.

Update September 29, 2017 – AT&T failed to do the firmware upgrade last night. Router failed again at approximately 8:58AM and we experienced a services outage until about 9:10AM.

Update 2 September 29, 2017 – AT&T has rescheduled the update for tonight 12:00 midnight – 3:00am.  Again, this should only cause an interruption for a few minutes as the router reboots. (If they actually perform the update this time).

Update September 30, 2017 – We are 1.5 hours into the maintenance window (1:30am) and AT&T has not started the maintenance.  We have been attempting to reach their support services for 45 minutes without success but are determined to have this maintenance performed tonight.

Update 2 September 30, 2017 – It looks like this maintenance is going to be performed outside our original window because AT&T “is short staffed”.  Due to the importance of this issue, we are going to allow the work to be done outside the window and we are doing everything possible to get it done as soon as possible (2:50am).

Update 3 September 30, 2017 – 3:35am and it looks like AT&T’s incompetence may win out over our determination to fix this issue tonight. Still on hold with technical support without an answer as to why the work has not been completed.  We are going to have this work completed as soon as we are able to get engineers to complete it. Unfortunately, it looks like we are not going to be able to give a window of time or even an estimate of when that will happen.  We will post any updates we get here as we get more information.

Update 4 September 30, 2017 – 11:00am – We’ve finally gotten word that although AT&T promised updates during our windows, they had no intention of doing it because no engineers capable of performing the upgrade work until Monday.   We’ve literally been told that they can’t do a simple firmware upgrade until Monday and it is just unbelievable.

Update October 4, 2017 – 12:45pm  – AT&T has finally applied the firmware update.  They could/would not do it during a planned maintenance window and we had to allow them to do it whenever they could get to it.  This happened (without notification) at 12:21pm and the router came back online at 12:32pm.   We have been assured that this will fix the issue, and we do hope to put an end to this saga.

Update October 9, 2017 – 8:15am – The event has reoccurred.   As we initially thought, we think the router is bad.   We are again contacting AT&T about this issue.

Update October 9, 2017 – 10:45pm – We finally got our replacement router.  We will have a brief interruption while it is replaced.  Unfortunately, it is the same model as the old one.  We are hoping it is not a design flaw.

Update October 10, 2017 – 12:15am – The comedy of errors that *IS* AT&T sent a router with a bad port.  We’re back on the original router and are awaiting a new replacement.

Update October 13, 2017 – 8:35am – Router failure.   We have one being shipped to us which should arrive today.  We plan on a maintenance window tonight or tomorrow night to replace the garbage we were given by AT&T with a new Cisco and a spare to replace that one if there is an issue.

Update October 17, 2017 – 4:00pm  – We are up and running on our new router.  We were able to make the swap with only about 10 seconds of downtime (unlike AT&T).  This should now be closed.


If you have any questions or concerns, please email or call 256-547-6817.

2017-10-17T21:01:59-05:00September 21, 2017|News and Updates|Comments Off on Upstream Link Failure (Updated 10/13/2017)

Firefox issue with Webmail Lite

It has been brought to our attention that there is a issue when using the Webmail Lite interface with the latest versions of Firefox (Version 51 to current.)  The issue causes the checkboxes that are to the left of each email to not appear. This will keep users from selecting multiple emails to move or delete them. Until a patch is released to fix this issue users will need to either use Tuxedo or a different web browser for full functionality. We will update this post once the patch has been released.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this issue please email us at

Update – June 27, 2017 – This issue has been resolved with a patch to the webmail.



Thank you,

Network Solutions Support

2017-06-27T20:55:32-05:00June 21, 2017|News and Updates|Comments Off on Firefox issue with Webmail Lite

Widespread Comcast Outage

We are currently experiencing an outage with  Comcast who is our upstream internet provider for our office. Due to this calls into our phone system are not stable and may be dropped. If our phone system is down when you call you will be prompted to leave a voicemail that will be delivered to our technicians to call you back. Currently we know that the outage is affecting companies as far north as Huntsville.

This outage is not affecting web hosting and email services. We have a dedicated fiber optic link that is providing internet for those services.

We will post any updates as we receive them and apologize for any inconvenience.


2016-05-12T16:47:34-05:00April 25, 2016|News and Updates|Comments Off on Widespread Comcast Outage

Planned Maintenance Notice 01/22/16

We will be performing maintenance on our systems starting Friday, January 22nd at 5:00 PM CST until 12:00 AM CST Sunday, January 24th. During this window we will be upgrading our systems and applying patches to our hosted solutions servers. Web hosting and Cloud storage services will be affected and may be down for extended periods of time.

These changes are necessary to maintain the best security and performance possible for our customers. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions please feel free to call us at 256-547-6817.

Update 5:30pm January 23, 2016 – Major upgrades to our infrastructure have been put in place.  If you see any issues getting to sites or services on our network, please contact us at 256-547-6817 (hit 8 for support if it is after hours) or email us at  We have done our best to check services to make sure everything is working properly, but there are many servers/services involved so it is possible that something was overlooked.  We have also made enormous upgrades to our Netsol Cloud offerings and we will be detailing those in another post as soon as the upgrades are complete.

Update 7:25pm – There was an outstanding issue which caused some email from outside our domain to be delayed.  No email was lost, and the issue has been corrected.  Any email which was delayed should be delivered normally within the next hour or so.

Update 8:45pm – We found another issue which caused some traffic problems for about 20 minutes at around 7:50.   They have been addressed and another outstanding bug affecting a small number of email customers has been squashed.

Update 9:20pm – FTP services to web servers are being negatively affected.  We are working to resolve that issue.

Update 10:20pm – FTP services were always working in Active mode but Passive mode was not working properly.  As of now, both modes are working on all servers.



Thank you,
Robert Evans
Network Engineer
Office: 256-467-6307

2016-01-24T04:19:12-06:00January 19, 2016|News and Updates|Comments Off on Planned Maintenance Notice 01/22/16
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