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Topic subjectRE: Storm damage ...internet slow???
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511, RE: Storm damage ...internet slow???
Posted by seracca, Fri Dec-14-01 05:15 AM
If there was rain with the storm, then it certainly could be because of it. Winds can get moisture into places that are normally protected (like the junction box on the side of your house outside) Don't I remember answering a post for you a few days ago and telling you to check your lines for noise? .... or is that another of those "senior moments" I get every once in a while? ;-)

Anyway, moisture (or corrosion) can cause a ground or line short that might not cancell your communication completely, and be fine for voice, but knocks modem communication down quicker than anything else. I know this from personal experience. Pick up a phone on the same line your computer is on and dial any digit, except 0 and listen for hiss or static. Any noise on there will slow you down and the phone company will be able to trace it quickly for you.