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Solved: Is it safe to use wireless in a thunderstorm?

Discussion in 'General Security' started by happychic, Oct 3, 2008.

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  1. happychic

    happychic Thread Starter

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    Hi All,

    Just wondering if its safe to use wireless when there is a storm. And is it safe to use a computer, if so what sort of precautions can I take?

    This might sound dumb, but i have got so many different opinions from other ppl, I thought I might ask on here.

    Thanks
     
  2. happyrck

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  3. smeegle

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    I think you covered everything, Happyrck. That should make Happychic happy.
     
  4. happyrck

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    should make her happyIER...:D
     
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    It might be safe to be on wireless but it certainly is not safe to leave the router and the modem on that provides the wireless signal. Most storm damage involves power surges through the cable or phone line that blast the router and the pc connected by wire rendering one of the other or both useless.
     
  6. happyrck

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    and that is also true for the tv .....refrigerator.... stereo and any other appliance plugged into the wall and running...the tv is still running even when turned off because of the remote control unit inside always has power to it like a motherboard in a computer
     
  7. happychic

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    Thank you for all your help.

    Hey and dont' you like my nic?:) I could always change it to nottoclever...:(

    TC
     
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