Treadmill Disconnecting DSL, Additional Symptoms
by rwadecole - 9/28/13 3:21 PM
In Reply to: Filtration problem by CatboatMonte
I also have this very strange problem where a treadmill on the opposite side of the house, about 60 feet away in another room, knocks out my Netgear N300 ADSL2+ DSL (only temporarily) when the treadmill motor/belt is turned on. Wifi connections from devices to the router stay connected. It's the actual DSL that is disrupted, because the internet light turns red. After the treadmill runs for about a minute, the internet light turns green again and connectivity is restored.
Here is what I have done to try and fix the problem:
1. Wrapped the power cords to the modem-router and the treadmill with RF chokes.
2. Modem-router is on a battery backup unit.
3. Wired a new totally separate, isolated CAT5 connection from the telco box outside the house, around the house to my office.
4. I even tried unplugging the modem/router from the wall so it was running purely from the battery backup unit.
But starting the treadmill still temporarily knocked out the DSL!
I can't think of what else to try! All I can imagine now, is that the treadmill is leaking some kind of radiation into the environment when it starts up which gets into the modem circuitry... but as I mentioned, they are at least 60 feet apart!
Another odd symptom is that if you start the treadmill, run for a while, turn it completely off, and then turn it back on while it is "warmed up", it doesn't knock out DSL.
Any ideas? Any similar observations?
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