Physical Placement of Hardware

Discussion in 'hardware' started by LenC, Jun 21, 2011.

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  1. LenC

    LenC Registered Member

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    I've been having problems with my internet connection (cablevision); signal gets dropped and it takes a few minutes before it comes back.

    Cablevision technician was here - he checked out the line coming in to house from outside, fixed the grounding cable and made a few tweaks which he explained and I didn't fully understand.

    He did make an observation concerning my modem. On my desk,there is my modem, my linksys router and a micro cell tower. The cell tower is an ATT contraption that directs my cell phone calls through the internet because we have a very weak cell signal where I live. All three devices are all right next to each other - he said that might contribute to the problem and maybe they should be separated. Is that a valid issue? If yes,why? Some sort of interference?

    I'm going to take his advice - I can separate them by 5 or 6 feet with longer cables, but I'd like to hear your thoughts on this. If you agree, is 5 or 6 feet long enough?

    Thanks,
    Len
     
  2. xxJackxx

    xxJackxx Registered Member

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    5 or 6 feet is fine. That is the commonly recommended distance.
     
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