San Diego, CA
Whenever I power on my desktop, router loses DSL signal
Whenever I turn on my computer, it seems to make the router lose its DSL signal and reconnect. It happened even when I disconnected the ethernet cable directly connecting the modem/router 2WIRE and the computer.
I was wondering if anyone knew what was wrong and how come my computer makes the router flash its DSL light red, making internet connection stop for a few moments and then reconnecting shortly after?
actions · 2012-Mar-20 12:08 am · (locked)
Is there a way to get a long electrical extension cord and plug the computer into another electrical power outlet on a different circuit protected by a different circuit breaker or fuse? If you can do that, try start up of the computer that way and see if the 2Wire acts the same way, You might be drawing more electrical power on computer start up than the circuit is able to handle. Not enough to open the circuit breaker or blow a fuse, but enough to cause some kind of electrical problem. If the 2Wire works properly during the test, than you have an electrical circuit, to the 2Wire, that needs to be tested for defects by a professional electrician. If the 2Wire DSL light blinks red during start up of the computer test, then you have an entire house/apartment that needs to be examined by a professional electrician.
The other possibility is that the computer is damaged or defective and putting out a blast of electromagnetic radio energy during start up that is powerful enough to interfere with the 2Wire or the telephone lines the DSL signal travels over. How close are the 2 devices at start up? What happens if you move the computer 50 feet away using an electrical extension cord plugged into the electrical outlet you are using now? If the problem stops, then you have a computer that might be causing electromagnetic radio frequency interference on start up. The computer needs to be examined internally for possible causes.
actions · 2012-Mar-20 2:18 am · (locked)
San Diego, CA
|reply to LPB1 |
That would make sense, I'll try to find an extension cord to connect it across the room. The other option is viable too, as I have both devices within 1ft of each other.
I'll try these and post my results
actions · 2012-Mar-20 2:28 am · (locked)
If you have the old-style 2Wire power supply ("2Wire" is in red ink), these have been known to fail and yours may be getting ready to die.
actions · 2012-Mar-20 7:55 am · (locked)