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by Jbob
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Cat6a blowing modems?
Replies: 17
Views: 647

Re: Cat6a blowing modems?

Thanks all for the input and feedback. New cables and modem are on the way. Will look into getting a UPS for that area as a buffer to future problems.
by Jbob
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Cat6a blowing modems?
Replies: 17
Views: 647

Re: Cat6a blowing modems?

I understand it can happen at anytime, but the modem & router have been there for years with out any issues. Unfortunately I only have the one cable drop for hook up to the internet. I could add a new drop I suppose to get it away from that circuit. Would a decent surge protector be enough to buffer...
by Jbob
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Cat6a blowing modems?
Replies: 17
Views: 647

Re: Cat6a blowing modems?

It's highly unlikely. Merely running the cables too close to a refrigerator is sufficient to induct high current into the network when the refrigerator switches its compressor on or off. The modem and router share the same wall as the refrigerator. They are just opposite of each other...I contacted...
by Jbob
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Cat6a blowing modems?
Replies: 17
Views: 647

Re: Cat6a blowing modems?

Anything is possible, that’s for sure. No lightning in the area. No surge protector either. I was wondering if there was a spike in the electric current. I Think I read somewhere that the Arris modems can be touchy with fluctuations in electricity. Think I will put the new modem on a surge protector.
by Jbob
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Cat6a blowing modems?
Replies: 17
Views: 647

Cat6a blowing modems?

Hello all, I recently purchased a pack of cat6a Ethernet cables to upgrade my wired home network. In the past 24 hours, two of my modems have blown. They worked fine for a short period, then just shut off. Now they do not power up at all. Is it possible for the Cat6a cable to short out a modem? Mode...
by Jbob
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: RCA Cambio W101V2
Replies: 0
Views: 115

RCA Cambio W101V2

Hello all, I am trying to install something other then the default windows 10 on my RCA Cambio tablet (Model # W101SA23T2). It has an Intel Atom x5 Z8350 (Cherry Trail) processor. I'm not a fan of windows 10 and would prefer Linux Mint, but at this point anything is better then the default. I have t...

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