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Old 10-27-2015, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Town of Herndon/DC Metro
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Hi
Both the Cox cable custy service agent and the workman Cox sent over who ran the internet signal off his laptop n my front yard said I have a "Dirty Signal" . What exactly does that mean? Thanks
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Old 10-27-2015, 07:16 PM
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Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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^^^ Electrical mains voltage that is unfriendly to the delicate innards of computers. Spikes, drop-outs, average voltage significantly higher or lower than nominal, or just plain noise can all cause problems of varying subtlety and severity (these are collectively known as power hits).

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Old 10-27-2015, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Town of Herndon/DC Metro
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^^^ Electrical mains voltage that is unfriendly to the delicate innards of computers. Spikes, drop-outs, average voltage significantly higher or lower than nominal, or just plain noise can all cause problems of varying subtlety and severity (these are collectively known as power hits).

How to deal with Dirty Electricity - EMFields

Thank You!! We live at the intersection of 2 interstates plus a 300+ foot tower
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Old 10-28-2015, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Diaspora
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Does your TV pixelate (freeze up or get little squares) when the weather gets bad?
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Old 10-28-2015, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Town of Herndon/DC Metro
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Does your TV pixelate (freeze up or get little squares) when the weather gets bad?
No pixels. One station will freeze 2x a month- not always the same station. 2 stations snow, usually on Sunday and they are always the same 2 stations
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Old 10-28-2015, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Diaspora
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No pixels. One station will freeze 2x a month- not always the same station. 2 stations snow, usually on Sunday and they are always the same 2 stations
Has cox tested the cable from pole to your home for db loss? I'd start with replacing the cables and splitters in your home first to see if the problem can be remedied.
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Old 10-28-2015, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Town of Herndon/DC Metro
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Has cox tested the cable from pole to your home for db loss? I'd start with replacing the cables and splitters in your home first to see if the problem can be remedied.
Thanks for all your help!

Cox's custy service agent sent a guy to check the underground connection to our place and he said its fine
We have no poles in the neighborhood, not even light poles. All utilities are underground and we have no construction going on here

I'm not savvy to replace the cables in the home. I've read there is liability if I touch them as I am a renter. Plus I've read that only certain cable types work properly, not walmart/radio shack cables

My dh bought a new router a couple of months ago and I wonder if its a problem...And he has one of those horrible fan heaters which I read are very em dirty. forced him to move it to a seperate outlet but I can't get him to toss it.
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