Power issues causing ADSL dropouts?

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jmc

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This is really weird. Over the last couple of weeks, we're having this strange issue where a resistor will start humming in our water heater, and at the same time our ADSL connection will go up and down like a yoyo, terribly unstable. When the humming quits, the DSL stablilizes.

I know it's a resistor because we replaced that unit last year for the same reason - humming.

I have a BT USB modem. Aside from this weird issue, the line is perfectly stable, everything's set up correctly. My UPS is showing normal input voltage and frequency; it occured to us that perhaps a brownout or fluctuating Hz was causing this, but that doesn't appear to be the case.

I'm in the UK, which has, of course, 240v/50Hz power.

Any idea what's going on here? I don't know whether to complain to the power company, to BT, get the heater repaired or get a new modem or... something.

I just can't figure out how these two issues are connected, but they most certainly are.

Any ideas?

jmc
 

JohnWill

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Well, if the power is going nuts, I sure could cause issues with a lot of equipment! OTOH, this could be the thermostat in the water heater chattering and creating electrical noise, which could also cause a problem. Simple idea, fix the water heater and see if the problem goes away! :D
 
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