Now, this may well go down as the numptiest tech question of all, but has anyone else noticed some link between connection problems and the weather?
As you are probably aware, I'm not the most technically adept person, but I will try to explain. I use wifi with my company laptop. Every time we log in to our email, we are sent a code to our Blackberry. When joining the company I was asked to chose a PIN number, which I did. The code is sent as 1 row of numbers, 1234567890, with the corresponding code below, which might be 3768942105, so if your chose pin was 2867, then the code would be 7142.
I have a very poor signal here, and sometimes have to drive down to the village square just to get a signal, so it sort of goes like this:
Phoenix wants to log on to her email.
brings up the VPN (I always want to say VPL) which asks for 2 passwords, the first of which is the PIN.
I have not received the most recent code since last logging on, so I drive down to the village square.
I wait until my Blackberry goes "ping", then drive home.
I enter the code, and if I get it wrong, I cannot log on until I get a new code.
Repeat stages above until you A) Get the code right or B) Give up and have a large Sauvignon Blanc.
But I digress, sometimes by placing the Blackberry on my home office windowsill, it will actually get enough signal to go "ping" saving the drive down to the village square. (This is especially appreciated when I am working from home and still in my bathrobe). It very rarely has enough signal to actually ring, although this did happen the other day and I nearly messed myself.
BUT, I have noticed that the signal seems to be better if the weather is good! Indeed, even this evening just using the PC for Gransnet, I have had numerous messages about internet explorer not working (albeit intermittently) and it's peeing down.
So, after much rambling, is it my fevered imagination, or can the weather play a part?
Thanks in advance, and sorry for rambling.
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