Did the London Fog Fade My Wireless Internet?

It happened all of a sudden last Thursday. We started to awake each morning greeted by a think fog — and our neighbor’s wireless signal faded ever so slightly to prevent it from being usable. Coincidence? Or not?

I have been trying to figure out what may have changed to make the wireless signal fade. One day everything was relatively zippy and the next day — nothing. For all we know, our neighbors could have simply adjusted the position of their access point or perhaps set something in front of it.

We have been monitoring the signal strength as it teeters just on the edge of a usable strength. We have searched for a pattern in time of day, weather and other factors and have not been able to determine one. For a short while we thought it may be related to the fogs that have started rolling in over night and staying until mid-morning, but I am not convinced.

It shouldn’t be long until we get our internet connection now. We have our DSL modem plugged in and ready to go. There is a little green light that is flashing — looking for a connection. We are waiting anxiously for it to stop flashing and our connection to go live. The date we have been given is October 25, so we are counting down to the day — and it can’t come soon enough.

In one sense, I am surprised that we have been able to go this long without internet. But, in reality we haven’t gone entirely without — it has just been slow and unreliable. I don’t think I would have made it for two months entirely without internet.

How long do you think you could go without internet access?

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