When the Power Goes Out

The storms that went through yesterday had an interesting effect on the available wifi networks in the area.   It wasn’t so much the storms that caused this, it was more the lack of power in the area when the lightning started striking.   Here is what the wireless situation looks like with and without power:

Before power goes out

Before power goes out

A UPS on internet equipment is something that I haven’t seen in too many places.  Apparently, not many people in my complex have heard of it either.

Power just went out

Power just went out

And finally, I win.  The Xantrax Xpower 400 actually kept the Internet up for over 8 hours after the power outage.

I stand alone

I stand alone

Of course, the server didn’t do as well, and I had to turn it down after 20 minutes.  It’s tough to have 99% uptime off of home DSL.

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