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"Cable network affected by cold?"

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Bill Click to Email BillClick to check IP address of the poster 02/26/2003, 05:31 AM ()
"Cable network affected by cold?"
Its been -10F for a few days now and my cablem modem speed is all over the place. Its almost impossible to do important stuff like play Counter-Strike. Surfing is okay, but noticeably slower.
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RE: Cable network affected by cold?, mike, 02/26/2003, (1)
RE: Cable network affected by cold?, eric, 03/05/2003, (2)

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mike Click to Email mikeClick to check IP address of the poster 02/26/2003, 06:31 PM ()
1. "RE: Cable network affected by cold?"
interesting. It has been below zero here for a few days as well but nothing has changed with my connection. You might want to give your isp a call to see if they are having server problems, I doubt it would be due to the cold though.

Mike
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eric Click to check IP address of the poster 03/05/2003, 11:32 PM ()
2. "RE: Cable network affected by cold?"
Here's a couple of ideas....

Cold days and especially snowy days will result in school closures. School closures will result in more kids accessing the network, slowing it down.

The cold air has caused something to contract and pinch or contract an unreliable section of cable. Your cable company can help with this, althought you would see degradation of a cable tv picture as a logical result. Make sure all your connections are tight.

The physics principle here suggests that the speed would increase with colder weather, but given the temperatures and materials being used here you would be hard pressed to quantify or notice any improvement.

-E

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