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My Internet shut down twice in 1 hr

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posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 11:52 AM
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Ok, this may not apply to everyone but it def
applied to me and was hoping to find out if
anybody else is having similar problems.

My internet was shut down around 12:10 pm
March 21, 2011 which lasted for about 5 mins
and was turned back on.

The exact same thing happened again around 12:40 pm
exactly 30 mins later and stayed off for exactly 5 mins
and then came back on.

Is anybody else having this happen to them ???

and what would be such a reason why the internet
would shut down twice for exactly 5 mins each time?

very weird

boon




posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 11:54 AM
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I did a internet search and came up empty
with anybody else having this problem.

I do not want to call my ISP and look stupid
if it's the whole internet going down.



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 11:54 AM
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Could be a plethora of things, from server upgrades or problems at your ISP to somebody doing physical work on the lines, among others.

Once, doing some landscaping for my brother in law, I pulled up a fiber optic line with a Bobcat and caused a pretty massive Internet blackout for several neighborhoods.

~Heff



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 11:55 AM
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whos you ISP??? Have you checked their site?? Is it cable broadband...dial up...fibre optic or through a telephone line??
Lots of reasons for internet to drop out, i have worked for 2 ISP providers and have dealt with many issues involving drop outs. More details please



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 11:56 AM
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Originally posted by loves a conspiricy
whos you ISP??? Have you checked their site?? Is it cable broadband...dial up...fibre optic or through a telephone line??
Lots of reasons for internet to drop out, i have worked for 2 ISP providers and have dealt with many issues involving drop outs. More details please


ISP is Century Link with cable modem.



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 11:57 AM
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Be afraid Boon,

TPTB have your number and are serving you notice.

Then again it could just be a glitch with your ISP.



Cosmic...



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 11:57 AM
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so I am assuming since u 2 posted
the way you did, then u didn't have
this blackout. hmmmm
maybe it's just my network then



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 11:58 AM
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If you have cable that can happen from time to time -
I would be more concerned if it didn't back on at
all say after an hour or so. Then I would call your ISP
and see if there are problems in the area.

When I lived in Ky we would sometimes be
out for a whole day - I would call and they
would have a recording saying they were
working on the problem.

The five minute interval is interesting tho,
let us know how it goes.



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 11:59 AM
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Happened to me too. But earlier in the morning, about 9:45a-10:45a. And yes it happened twice within that hour. It is running slow now.

I'm in Eastern Tennessee.



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 11:59 AM
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Originally posted by Cosmic4life
reply to post by boondock-saint
 


Be afraid Boon,

TPTB have your number and are serving you notice.

Then again it could just be a glitch with your ISP.



Cosmic...


lmao
dude, if they wanted me dead,
I'd be dead already

probably just the ISP

gets so annoying when you type
up a long post and then hit send
and you get a error message.
aaaarrrrgggghhhhhhhh



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 12:04 PM
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Originally posted by OneisOne
Happened to me too. But earlier in the morning, about 9:45a-10:45a. And yes it happened twice within that hour. It is running slow now.

I'm in Eastern Tennessee.

now that's interesting.
TN is right next door.
are u also Century Link
or some other ISP ???



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 12:05 PM
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I have cable internet with Time Warner. On occasion, it goes out for a bit. Sometimes it is weather related, others it is an issue on their end. I suggest calling them next time.

Last week my service went out and was down for several hours. I called and complained and they scheduled an appointment for a technician to come out and take a look. They also gave me a $20 credit towards my account. The next morning when I woke up, I realized that somehow my router had come unplugged from my surge protector. I canceled the technician appointment, but kept the $20 credit.




posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 12:12 PM
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happened twice to me between 6 am and 8 am however im certain it was the weather. verizon in PA. it doesn't have to be cloudy directly over your house to disrupt connection some times... kept disconnecting from warcraft while doing dailys

edit on 21-3-2011 by gougitousakusha because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 12:14 PM
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Time Warner - that was my provider in Ky and
it went out often.

A funny thing that happened to me the other
day was one computer went out and the
other computer still had internet. i thought
something had come unplugged but it hadn't.
After about 5 minutes the one that was out came
back on. Meant to put that in my first post and
forgot. Can't imagine how that could happen
as they are on the same connection



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 12:17 PM
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Well, reading many of your posts, if the spooks are monitoring, you might seem to be a good candidate for enhanced surveillance. Not a hit against you, but you post some pretty provocative content. I forget which publication you and other ats members were named in, taking that into consideration, kinda surprising you haven't been messed with more.

Lord knows what an ISP can do in two 5 minute spans.

A more reasonable explanation might be that someone tapped your wifi and they shut you down over that. It happened to me and I had to spend an hour with the cable company to get it back on. They told me just a ton of spam was originating from my IP. Keeping yourself encrypted only works on your neighbors. I doubt the spooks have much trouble cracking what most people got.

I probably wouldn't make too much of it.



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 12:17 PM
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ISPs are constantly doing work, depending on your type of connection (dsl, cable, fiber) you'll see short outages like that when they are working on the lines or upgrading systems. A few minutes here and there, nothing to worry about, did you even contact your isp to ask? That's usually the quickest method.

Not sure there is a conspiracy angle to this, sorry.



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 12:19 PM
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stop broadcasting your ssid
edit on 21-3-2011 by gougitousakusha because: wrong reply



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 12:19 PM
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Probably your router? Crappy routers from ISPs tend to have issues with more than 5 devices (pretty much any D-link I've bothered with does it too). And that's talking wired, start adding wireless devices and you'll have hiccups.



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 12:21 PM
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AT&T Broadband. It was the only thing available at the time we signed up, no cable in my neighborhood.

The connection normally only gets cranky during bad weather (thunderstorms), so I was surprised when it was down this morning when it was sunny and nice outside.



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 12:25 PM
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Originally posted by OneisOne
The connection normally only gets cranky during bad weather (thunderstorms), so I was surprised when it was down this morning when it was sunny and nice outside.

yea, it was a nice day today here too.
no absurd weather to speak of.

the ISP said everything was working fine
and no outages in my region.

that just don't make any sense.




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