component failing

  ayrmail 13:50 03 Oct 2005

Have been told that our PC may be causing the broadband line to drop due to a component giving off interference ie electromagnetic field.
If this was so any idea what would be the most likely (pc out of warranty) component would be or what would be the best course of action.

  Yoda Knight 14:13 03 Oct 2005

Sounds like a big fat porky to me !

Have you had your line checked ?

  gudgulf 14:18 03 Oct 2005

Can you give a bit more detail about the problem you are having and the equipment you are using?

In the meantime here's a couple of thoughts to be going on with.

Having a USB modem too close to a monitor can cause problems and you should also check in the computer's BIOS that the "Spread Spectrum" function is enabled as this is meant to reduce electromagnetic interference from the pc itself.

  Grantrh 14:25 03 Oct 2005

I agree with Yoda.

Which ISP are u with?

  wee eddie 14:38 03 Oct 2005

Do you have a Cordless Telephones?

What sort of Answering System do you use?

  ayrmail 21:34 03 Oct 2005

Yoda Knight
Giving them benefit of doubt for now.
Yes the line has been checked they found a fault at the exchange but it did not help my fault.

using pc causes bb line to drop, laptop works fine untill pc switched on sometimes line drops


wee eddie
BT diverse 3010
and 1571

  wee eddie 21:56 03 Oct 2005

is probably the problem

  ayrmail 22:45 03 Oct 2005

why so and why only with the pc?

  ayrmail 23:19 03 Oct 2005

gudgulf Was enabled, PC not connected to modem switched PC on line dropped on laptop down stairs with modem?
Thats some interference surely.

  ayrmail 09:17 04 Oct 2005

any ideas please

  Stuartli 10:53 04 Oct 2005

1571 often prevents dialup modems from working because, if you don't delete messages, then there is no continuous dialling tone.

The service causes more bother than it's worth to be frank.

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