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Is your internet access affected by cold or rainy weather?

Asked by McCool (463points) December 28th, 2012

I typically lose the internet connection on my laptop when it’s cold or raining. Is this just a coincidence, or has this happened to you?

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augustlan's avatar

I’ve lost my cable internet in bad storms, but never just from cold or regular old rain.

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marinelife's avatar

Not at all.

Argonon's avatar

I seem to lose access if it’s rainy and/or windy.

filmfann's avatar

@McCool Are you using a wireless connection?

bossob's avatar

My DSL (over the phone lines) used to get erratic after wet weather. I finally tracked it down to a faulty splice in a waterproof box. There was enough humidity/moisture inside the box to create the problem.

gailcalled's avatar

@bossob: I have the same problem. The area is largely old fields and acres of second-growth woods. The phone company is out all the time to deal with the problems that @bossob mentioned.

The company has a monopoly here and is understaffed and uses crappy equipment. We all fulminate but have, so far, no choice.

I have to recycle the modem often after dark at this wet and snowy time of year also.

Lightlyseared's avatar

Nope but the lines are all underground here.

hearkat's avatar

At work, we seem to have issues after stormy weather.

wolfy1's avatar

Not when it’s raining but when it’s storming and really windy I have !! Another reason I hate the wind.

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