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The Praise and Thanks Thread

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 23:44:04 GMT

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Flaky Wi-Fi Hopefully Fixed

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 20:44:58 GMT

I noticed my Wi-Fi service was getting flaky so had the ISP out to check things out. Turned out that the coax cable was literally disintegrating from the distribution pole to my house and I had the first version high speed router the company had installed for high speed internet. The exterior cable was at least 20 years old as it predated my house purchase and is also used for cable TV. The outer cable wrap was literally falling off of the center conductor so the impedance match was about non-existent. Cable was replaced and the router replaced too so the whole system was updated at no additional cost to me. I did have to enter the new security code on all of my Wi-Fi devices, a bit of inconvenience. I had not inspected the cable from the pole to the house or could have seen the cable problem. The problem I did observe was loss of computer wi-fi communication as frequently as weekly, requiring power cycling both the router and wireless modem, down in my basement. The new equipment is good for either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz but none of my personal gear is capable of the higher frequency yet. Just shows that if you start having a flaky system then look things over and contact your ISP. I phoned in the morning and had the tech show up at 2:00 PM the same day.