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Old 02-17-2014, 11:53 AM   #11
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While in most cases you would be correct, it is possible to have cable or DSL internet, yet be relying on a satellite somewhere in the grid/chain.
In fact, satellite is what allows us the ability to interact with people all over the globe. Hard wired connections are local connections and do not represent the complete grid.

So it is entirely possible for a sun spot or other influence to interferer with the OPs connection at any given time.

I do agree that its not likely in this scenario and the symptoms do not point to any problem with infrastructure.
It sounds like a site issue to me.
Good point. Thanks.
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How? Except for wifi, which would not affect a single site connection, there's a wired connection from your house to your ISP to the Internet backbone to the destination site's ISP to the site's server.

Sun spots and electrical storms can interfere with broadcast signals, but not wired signals.
I did mean that comment mostly as humour. And I didn't really mean sunspots so much as solar activity.

I was pretty sure that some solar activity can damage electronics on the surface of the Earth.

"Because our atmosphere absorbs most of these dangerous rays, terrestrial systems are fairly safe from solar flares. But another solar event called a coronal mass ejection (CME) can cause serious problems for electrical systems here on Earth."

from HowStuffWorks "Solar Flares and Coronal Mass Ejections"
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Old 02-17-2014, 01:02 PM   #13
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I have had problems lately also but DSL is slow sometimes. I just wait for it to get over itself.

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Old 02-18-2014, 10:16 AM   #14
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I have had problems lately also but DSL is slow sometimes. I just wait for it to get over itself.

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We have Windstream DSL and they are the worst in the nation.
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