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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:04 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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So, our street has had no internet for over a week causing consternation and frustration for all including the BT Open Reach guy pulling his hair out over at the exchange - technically there was simply nothing wrong.

Luckily the guy listens to Talk Sport over on 909am, it was on his radio as he drove up our street.

'Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz' goes the radio

Aha! says the the BT guy.

I lend him an old Panasonic radio to walk around with. we all turn our power off at the mains to quieten the street down - its our neighbour...

What could it be that buggers up the internet within a 100 metre radius??

It was a failing Netgear router powersupply. It was sending spurious signals back down the tubes which in turn interrupted the internet signal on our copper wires.

I now have internet...


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:48 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Although I am sure he was unaware of the issue he was causing, anything other than a red faced apology, accompanied by tea and cake, would be unacceptable :lol:

In all seriousness, I didn't realise a dodgy router could do that. Most bizzare.


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North Wales AEC / OWMTBC 2010 Champion
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Wow I didn't realise a router could feed back down the line like that. How was it found if everyone had their mains power off?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:28 pm 
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mmm could i borrow that netgear router :twisted:


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