Air conditioning shuts off internet?
by TehShoeboxes - 6/24/11 10:52 PM
Here's the problem I'm having: Every time I'm on my computer playing any online games or even watching hulu for example, there are times where my internet will suddenly cut out. When I'm gaming there are times where I can watch what's happening, but am unable to move or chat or do anything like that, so it seems like it's not a full disconnect. The odd thing is that most of the times that this occurs the air conditioning is on or comes on a few moments later. I know that it could be a power drop due to the wiring in the old house I'm staying in, and to try and get around that I hooked up both my modem and my router to a battery backup in the hopes it would provide it a more steady power supply.
Some other things to note are that my power supply units have the building wiring fault light on, though I'm pretty sure my house is grounded, though I know that may be the issue. Also, testing a socket with a multimeter give me a reading of 138 volts... I know this is likely in the acceptable range but I'm just throwing out what I know. Also my air conditioning unit is on a different breaker than my router/modem.
Thank you for taking the time to read through this, and I hope someone else out there has had the same issue or can come up with some possibilities for what in the world is going on. Getting disconnected a few times every hour can be very frustrating when gaming is involved.