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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 17-Feb-11 11:48:47
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Solar flare


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Due to hit us very soon.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12485104

Could affect the net and particularly wireless router connections?

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Standard User b4dger
(knowledge is power) Thu 17-Feb-11 11:58:11
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Re: Solar flare


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I believe Bruce Willis has it all under control... tongue

Standard User _TRIaXOR_
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 17-Feb-11 12:11:53
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I believe his speciality is Asteriods tongue better ask Nicolas Cage instead, oh wait, we're gonna fry laugh

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 17-Feb-11 12:55:23
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Re: Solar flare


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Do you have any particularl reason for thinking it may affect WiFi connections? I'm rather puzzled by that statement; afaik, solar flares tend to affect the ionosphere (medium and short wave radio frequencies, as used by DSL rather than the GHz frequencies used by WiFi).

A similar event in 1989 shut down Canada's Quebec Hydro electricity supply (because of massive induced currents down at ground level?) but allegedly the networks have learned from that incident.
Standard User JohnG1988
(newbie) Thu 17-Feb-11 13:27:56
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Re: Solar flare


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There now say the biggest flares can disrupt technology, including power grids, communications systems and satellites. Can't wait to see what happens tonight that when the worst of it is due.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12493980
Standard User Bewsh
(regular) Thu 17-Feb-11 13:29:38
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Depends on the wavelength emmited from the solar flare I guess, Id imagine it would hit mhz harder than ghz frequencies
Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Thu 17-Feb-11 13:52:35
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where's my tinfoil hat when I need it !

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 17-Feb-11 15:23:18
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In reply to a post by yarwell:
where's my tinfoil hat when I need it !
Behind your router antenna?

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Standard User Andrue
(knowledge is power) Thu 17-Feb-11 15:33:40
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There now say the biggest flares can disrupt technology, including power grids, communications systems and satellites. Can't wait to see what happens tonight that when the worst of it is due.
I hope not - tonight's a busy night for TV. My Sky box is running both tuners flat out for five hours and even my FreeSat PVR is recording two or three things.

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Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Thu 17-Feb-11 17:10:35
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My Sky box is running both tuners flat out for five hours and even my FreeSat PVR is recording two or three things.


you need FTTH to download them from catchup services wink

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