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Re: [vox] peter will be out of the office...

I had that problem with an Alcatel Home something. We had to power cycle
the thing almost every day. I made 'em come out and give us a different
model (a westel I think?) and haven't had issues since.

...well, except when some dumbass phone guy had forgotten to close up
the phone box, and every time it rained, the lines would short enough
to drop DSL. But that's another issue.


On Wed, Jul 10, 2002 at 05:40:24PM -0700, R. Douglas Barbieri wrote:
> I, too, have experienced this same issue (I have an Alcatel ADSL 1000). I
> was told by the SBC technical support (after arguing about them not
> supporting Linux ;-) ), that those DSL modems are very sensitive to heat
> and electromagnetic radiation.
> I used to have my modem sitting near my monitor, and it used to exhibit
> the exact same symptoms that Pete describes below, even the staticy phone
> line. Sometimes, I'd actually have to unplug the phone cord from the modem
> and wiggle it around, then plug it back in, and it would clear up.
> I had finally found a good place for it where it could run cool, and not 
> be near a EM source. Believe it or not, it sits on top of my mid-height 
> computer, which sits on the floor. I've not had that problem for a very 
> long time (knock on wood).
> Pete, I kinda doubt that you're having line problems. I think it's your
> modem--if you *were* having line problems, you'd undoubtely have a
> flashing red light. Where is it placed in your room? Is it near a power
> supply or monitor? Feel it when it spazes out--is it hot to the touch?
> What model of modem do you have?
> On Wed, 10 Jul 2002, andy wergedal wrote:
> > Pete, 
> > 
> > I live in Sac (near Arden Fair Mall) and I have been
> > experiencing the same type of problems. Intermitten signal,
> > no signal, slow.
> > 
> > I have been remodelling the room where my servers sit. I
> > thought that I had messed up myself. I checked the lines
> > and had no problems.
> > 
> > The worst part is after shutting down my servers (to change
> > plugs and then to change back again) it took 6-8 hours for
> > my connection to be restored. I have 5 static IP's with
> > SBC/Pacbell, so dchp was not the problem. I do not know
> > what caused the problem, but it sure is annoying.
> > 
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